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Thomas 2.0: Dr. Ullmann

We have a new doctor in the house: Thomas Ullmann passed his viva today with flying colours, defending his thesis on ‘Automated detection of reflection in texts’. Thomas investigated in his monograph, how natural language processing and machine learning techniques can be utilised to support the automated recognition of reflective writing, thereby developing a new…

KMi wins over 2 million euros in funding from H2020

Once again, the lab has been successful in winning significant sums of funding from Horizon 2020. As a result, we are pleased to announce four new projects due to begin in January 2016.   The lab won funding for four of the six successful ICT projects at The Open University. These projects will be pushing…

Changing the way businesses look at textiles

The TCBL project kicked off last month – What’s it all about?   Textile & Clothing Business Labs (TCBL) aims to create a transformational ecosystem capable of constantly innovating with the business and process models of the European Textile and Clothing (T&C) industry. The latter sector shows the greatest dependence on price based competition (a…

KMi technologies feature in the FT

The Financial Times published an article at the weekend on how universities, including The Open University, are using student data to predict academic performance. Our former Director, Peter Scott, introduced journalist, Helen Warrell  to OU Analyse, a project led by Zdenek Zdrahal (see photo). The data collected by the technology created by Zdenek’s team includes how…

Augmenting the world (at MIT media labs)

Last week saw the chair of the IEEE standards association working group on Augmented Reality Learning Experience Models, KMi’s own Fridolin Wild, present vision and working plan, while also kicking off the initial use case collection. Hosted by the MIT media labs in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the AR community meeting brought together the global experts in…

Breaking the rules is not a strategy to win

Evaluating learning technology and approaches regarding their impact is an extremely challenging task, with wrong choice in methodology often leading to low-impact, academic ivory tower research that nobody cares for. Effie Law (University of Leicester) and KMi’s Fridolin Wild therefore have compiled an inventory of relevant methods and approaches in order to help researchers pick…

International Joint Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning EC-TEL and Knowledge Technologies and data-driven Business I-KNOW

KMi had an impressive participation in the EC-TEL and I-KNOW conferences including  eleven KMi researchers responsible for six presentations and four papers. This joint event took place in Graz, Austria, September 16-19, 2014.  The key themes were open learning and teaching in educational communities as well as  the integration of data-centric and user-centric approaches.  In EC-TEL: Fridolin Wild, Alex Mikroyannidis…

OU reaching for the stars…

After 10 years of flying through space, the spacecraft of the Rosetta mission is close to reaching its final destination – comet 67/P. KMi honours this Big Day with the production of an augmented reality enhanced film – showcasing how new knowledge media can be used to create new types of learning materials. The film…

Future Learning Now!

Who knows what technology and knowledge will look like at the university of the future? Well, KMi does! Informed by the hundreds of experts consulted within the two EC-funded projects STELLAR and TELMAP, Fridolin Wild of KMi paints a picture of the future in his keynote at the ‘Future Learning Now!’ day of the Vienna…

OER for business and TEA for assessment

The annual General Assembly of EA-TEL e.V., the European Association for Technology-Enhanced Learning, has seen an exciting line-up of new special interest groups: the SIG TEA (co-lead by Denise Whitelock of the Open University) deals with technology-enhanced assessment and SIG OpenScout cares for OER in business and management education. The annual meeting was also used…


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