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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…

Congratulations to The Core and iTunes U Teams

Every day, millions of people access free OU content. Congratulations to all members, past and present, of our CORE and iTunes U teams for being recognised as two of the five Open Access sources mentioned on the OU’s Mission Page. CORE is the world’s largest collection of open access research papers delivered in partnership by…

A blockchain badge pilot for the IoC Conference

KMi conducted a successful pilot of the IoC blockchain-verified badges¬†this week at the second Institute of Coding (IoC) Conference.¬†Conference attendees were given delegate badges with blockchain technology to log their activities over the course of the two-day event as part of the OU pilot. During the conference, delegates took part in a series of activities,…

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…

KMi’s FOSTER eLearning platform mentioned in a Nature article about Open Science

A Nature article titled “Data sharing and how it can benefit your scientific career”, which discusses the importance of opening up research data and how data sharing could benefit researchers, mentions the FOSTER Open Science eLearning Portal, developed in KMI.   The EU funded “Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research” (FOSTER) and its continuation…

Knowledge Makers v5.0 Raspberry Research Special Edition.

  The Knowledge Makers recently took over the Berrill Theatre and Mezzanine for their fifth, and rather special event. Over 100 attendees from across all faculties took part on the day and joining them were two guests from The Raspberry Pi Foundation; Philip Colligan, CEO and Dr. Sue Sentance, Chief Learning Officer. The event kicked…

Successful trial of tutorial attendance mobile app

Students studying U116 Environment: journeys through a changing world were the first to trial a new app being developed by Paul Hogan in KMi.   OU Check In allows students to log in with their University credentials and displays a QR Code that tutors using the same app can scan to record their attendance. The one…

Learn About Fair 2017, but with a difference!

  The Learn about Fair 2017 (LAF 2017) came back this year at the OU yesterday bringing something new to the table focusing around the theme of ‘Personalised Open Learning’. KMi participated as an exhibitor showing neat projects for future innovation in teaching and learning; AR/VR developments, Green Data & OU Analyse. Paul Hogan, in the…

KMi’s Blockchain Group visits JISC

All members of KMi’s blockchain group visited Jisc’s London offices yesterday for a workshop on the use of blockchain technology in higher education, specifically in tracking a student’s learning history. After a presentation by department director John Domingue, demonstrations of some of our research ‘Ðapps‘ were given by Michelle Bachler (reputation), Kevin Quick (course registration)…

KMi Showcased at the OU’s STEM Faculty Official Launch

Yesterday saw the official launch of the OU’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Faculty which KMi joined from 1 August. KMi had a stand at the showcase as part of a celebration of some of the researching and teaching that is undertaken by the faculty.   KMi’s stand included some of our projects focussed…


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