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The AI Module Writing Assistant and AI Digital Assistant presented at Bett UK

On January 26th, John Domingue presented the most recent OU Experiments on Generative AI at Bett UK – the largest EdTech exhibition event in the world. This year Bett UK attracted over 30,000 attendees from the global education community to the ExCel in London to see the latest innovations in the education space. John showcased…

The Digital Development Services Team receive STEM Excellence Award

Congratulations to The Digital Development Team Services Team on receiving a STEM ‘Recognising Excellence’ Award at the Faculty Assembly on 22nd June.  Tracie Farrell led the nomination, citing the team’s Support with new and ongoing initiatives within KMi and STEM and exemplary attitude to providing support: "The team is proactive, enthusiastic and supportive. The team go above…

PT Anywhere used for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

PT Anywhere, a flagship KMi technology, has played a vital role in remote teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several universities from across the world have incorporated PT Anywhere in their curricula and have been using it for remote laboratory sessions with their students. PT Anywhere is also featured in the UK Government’s Digital…

Developing accessible network simulation software for the visually impaired

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) blog has initiated a COVID special collection, featuring the latest news about the PT Anywhere network simulator. PT Anywhere, which has been jointly developed by the Open University and Cisco, has recently launched an accessible version for the visually impaired, in the context of the Open Networking Lab Accessibility…

Summer in STEM scholarship provides opportunities to improve representation in Computer Science

The Black Lives Matter movement has (re)highlighted systemic inequalities within our social structures, including Higher Education (HE), that require immediate attention. Efforts to decolonise research and curricula must be accompanied by real investment in communities that have been historically disadvantaged or excluded from HE or specific domains, like STEM.  To contribute to balance and improved…

PT Anywhere in the UK Government Digital Skills Toolkit

The OpenLearn course Discovering Computer Networks has been included in the UK Government Digital Skills Toolkit for furloughed workers. The Digital Skills Toolkit is a collection of training resources, including courses from Google, FutureLearn and the Open University, aiming to help people acquire digital skills for improving their employability. This online training initiative will be…

Open Networking Lab Accessibility – The Challenge

In the UK, there are over 2 million people with sight loss, with 360,000 registered as blind or partially sighted. Approximately 25% of those with partial sight loss are employed, but this decreases to 10% for those who are blind. There is therefore a pressing need to enable blind and visually impaired people to gain…

KMi, the first 25 years

At the 25th Anniversary KMi Festival we invited staff from across the OU campus to come and find out how our latest knowledge and media technologies are impacting education, science, and cities.  The Festival attendees included Lady Kitty Chisholm, one of the three founders of KMi, the STEM Executive Dean, Nick Braithwaite, and the new…

The Open Networking Lab launches free online course

The Open Networking Lab project has launched a free online course entitled “Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab”, where learners can explore how computer networks operate, discover how data is sent around the internet, as well as put their understanding into practice using the PT Anywhere network simulator to create their…

A successful conclusion for HUB4NGI

Last week saw the final review of the HUB4NGI project in Brussels. Starting in January 2017, HUB4NGI was the first Coordination and Support Action dedicated to transforming the Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative into an increasingly dynamic, collaborative, vibrant and participatory Research and Innovation Ecosystem. HUB4NGI has offered a collaborative platform capable of effectively supporting and coordinating…

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