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Call for Summer Scholarships for Young Black People is launched

KMi has launched our 3rd year’s range of Summer Scholarships for Young Black People, offering to provide financial support with a bursary of £2,700, alongside the experience to build up their careers as young members in STEM.  We are offering three challenges to this year’s applicants. These topics aim to use hot technologies to solve societal…

Keynote and Special Track at eLmL 2020

The 12th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2020) took place online on November 21-25, 2020. eLmL is bringing together federated views on mobile learning, hybrid learning and online learning. The conference is dedicated to educators, eLearning experts, and students to exchange their ideas, experiences and lessons learned in different facets of modern…

KMi researchers develop worlds first COVID-19 digital immunity passport

KMi researchers have created the world’s first digital application to certify COVID-19 immunity test results. The Open Blockchain Team, led by Professor John Domingue, have developed a prototype mobile phone app that enables instant verification of tamper-proof coronavirus test results and vaccination certificates. Speaking on the new mobile phone app Professor John Domingue, Director of the…

QualiChain publishes special track proceedings

Alexander Mikroyannidis has co-edited the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2020). The eLmL 2020 proceedings include the papers of the QualiChain Special Track on “Decentralised Qualifications on the Blockchain”. Project partners have contributed 6 papers that describe the context and goals of the QualiChain pilots, the key research questions…

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 Blockchain research showcased at the IEEE FIE 2018

The 48th IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference took place on October 3-6 in San Jose, California, USA. FIE is a major international conference sponsored by the IEEE Education Society and the IEEE Computer Society. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about the latest developments and interacting with colleagues in the fields…

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…

KMi Blockchain research presented in EdMedia 2018

Alexander Mikroyannidis presented the latest KMi work on educational applications of the Blockchain at the World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (EdMedia). The event was held in Amsterdam on June 25-29. Alexander presented a paper outlining a learner-centred approach for lifelong learning powered by the Blockchain. The paper explores the different aspects of lifelong learning…

ePIC 2016

the 14th conference on ePortfolios, Open Badges, Personal Ledgers, Identities, Trust, Blockchains… Bologna 26-27-28 October 2016 Bologna is home to the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088, so it was a fitting place for the Open Badge and ePortfolio communities to come together and discuss the future of Open Badges and “to think deeply about…


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