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KMi’s former Director Prof. Peter Scott has been appointed new President and CEO of COL

Professor Peter Scott has been appointed as the new President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), starting on January 8, 2024, following an extensive global search.  With a distinguished 40-year career in open and distance learning, Professor Scott aims to continue COL’s mission of providing quality education globally. The announcement acknowledges the significant…

Congratulations to Peter Scott, President-Designate of Athabasca University!

We are excited to hear that Prof Peter Scott, who was KMi Director from 2007 to 2015, has been announced as President-designate of Athabasca University.    In the announcement video, Peter said, “AU’s Imagine plan has created a fantastic new platform for change, so I will be joining a team that is already well on its way along this journey.”  On hearing the news, KMi’s current director John Domingue reflected that: “Peter…

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…

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 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…

Farewell Celebration for Peter Scott

Members of KMi and colleagues from across the University gathered in the lab to say goodbye to our Director. Peter will be sorely missed in his role as a leader and a mentor in KMi. After twenty years of service to The Open University, and seven years as KMi’s Director, Professor Scott will soon become…

Peter Scott to bring STEM research to life

The Director of KMi will be a keynote speaker at the eSTEeM Conference on 16 April 2015.  There’s only one day left to register for this conference, which will bring together academics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to promote innovation, scholarship and enterprise in open and distance learning. Peter will be taking the…

OpenMinds – the future of learning

How people learn is changing. KMi Director Professor Scott explored what this means for The Open University at the first in a new series of talks: Open Minds on Tuesday 20 January. The new OpenMinds series of talks from The Open University are showcasing the University’s thought leadership in learning and teaching and the application…

Social Attitudes of Young People

A new report from the UK Government Cabinet Office sets out to explore the social attitudes of young people, with a KMi contribution on changes in technology and in particular social media and social networking. The report comes fresh from the Horizon Scanning Programme which has also recently analysed critical emerging technologies such as Big Data and…

Live Fresher’s Week Events, October 2014

This week saw KMi support two linked live and online "Fresher’s Week" events for the new October 2014 intake of Students. OU Student Assoication (OUSA) radio kicked off with a broadcast on Monday 29th September and then the University’s Student Hub Live ran over two days Wednesday and Thursday, of that same week. OUSA Radio was a…


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