Trevor Collins

Clipper project @ IIIF Audio/Video Workshop

Last week the Clipper team participated in an invited workshop at the British Library, organised by the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) consortium. The purpose of the workshop was to collate use cases and start outlining a development road map for extending the IIIF to include support for Audio/Video annotation. This was a great opportunity…

Case Study of the Week for the OU’s SUPI project

The Open University’s Schools University Partnership Initiative (SUPI) is being featured as the ‘Case Study of the Week’ on the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s (NCCPE’s) website. Over the last year Trevor Collins (KMI), Peter Devine (IET), Rick Holliman (Science) and Mark Russell (Denbigh School) ran a series of participatory design workshops to explore…

ERA toolkit used on OU Environmental Science field courses

KMI’s Enabling Remote Activity (ERA) project has been mobilised again recently to support the accessibility of Environmental Science field courses. The OU’s use of the portable communications toolkit enables mobility impaired students to participate fully in field courses. The flexibility of the kit means that for sites which some students are unable to reach, the…

Photomarathon at the Roman Baths

Seventy pupils from Farmborough Primary School in Bath took part in three photomarathons during their trip to the Roman Baths today. Photomarathons are a timed competition in which a group of photographers are given a set of themes to take photos on. At the end of the available time the photographers submit a set of…

ERA live link to Masaya Volcano Nicaragua

Yesterday afternoon Paul Hogan called KMi using the ERA Portable WLAN Toolkit. Paul’s visiting Masaya volcano in Nicaragua, where he has been carrying out a number of field tests for his iPhone applications and backhaul trials for the JANET funded Portable WLAN project. Paul connected up with us using a BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network)…

ERA Workshop at the Rewiring Inclusion Conference

Trevor Collins from KMI and Jessica Bartlett from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences ran a workshop on inclusive fieldwork at the Rewiring Inclusion conference in Nottingham on Tuesday. The conference, organised by the UK’s Association of Learning Technology (ALT) and the Joint Information Systems Committee’s (JISC) TechDis service, sought to highlight the importance…

KMi iPhone apps and ERA go to Nicaragua

Paul Hogan from KMi will be heading off on Saturday for two weeks of fieldwork on a volcano in Nicaragua. Paul has developed several iPhone applications¬†(as part of the iTunes U project)¬†for use by the geophysicists and environmental scientists whilst on the volcano and he is going out to experience their use first hand. He…

The Out There and In Here project receives funding

The Out There and In Here (OTIH) project has been awarded funding from the Research Councils UK Digital Economy Programme under the ‘Research in the Wild’ call. The project team, led by Dr Anne Adams from IET, will develop the use of mobile technologies and interactive tabletop displays to support collaborative group work between field…

A busy day for KMi at Open Unlimited

KMi staff demonstrated a wide range of projects to visitors at this weekend’s Open University "Open Unlimited event" when the university threw open its doors to the public, friends, students and staff. The KMi stalls were kept busy all day with a steady flow of visitors interested to find out what we’re up to. KMi…