The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) was set up in 1995 in recognition of the need for the Open University to be at the forefront of research and development in a convergence of areas that impacted on the OU's very nature: Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Technologies, and Multimedia. We chose to call this convergence Knowledge Media.

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Robbie Bays - Photograph

I am the Systems & Network Administrator in the IT & Systems team here at KMi. My role is to provide IT support, primarily in the department's linux, networking, storage and virtualisation...

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Thomas Ullmann researches in the area of technology-enhanced learning. He is especially interested in the automated detection of reflections in writings. His background is in empirical educational...

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Publications

Serra, A.R.C., Ribeiro, S., Pinto, S. and Okada, A. (2014) A utilização de REA na Universidade Aberta do Brasil, III Colóquio Luso Brasileiro de Educação a Distância e Elearning, Lisboa-Portugal

 

Wolff, A., Mulholland, P., Maguire, M. and O'Donovan, D. (2014) Mobile technology to support coherent story telling across freely explored outdoor artworks, Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference

 

Okada, A. (2014) Scaffolding School Pupils' Scientific Argumentation with Evidence-Based Dialogue Maps, in eds. Alexandra Okada, Simon Buckingham Shum, Tony Sherborne, Knowledge Cartography: Software tools and mapping techniques, 2nd edition, Springer Verlag

 

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Future Seminars

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heyer

Exploratory Search and Trend Detection

This event will take place on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heyer - Institut für Informatik/Computer Science Department Universität Leipzig

The talk will present the notion of exploratory search as a means to go beyond "lookup", like learning or investigating (Marchionini 2006), and sketch its usefulness in new...

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Recent Seminars

Dr. Paul Wilson - Lecturer, School of Design, University of Leeds
Designed visualisation: good design doing good?
This event took place on Tuesday 29 July 2014

 

PhD Researcher Prashant Aparajeya
Point-based medialness for shape representation, recognition and movement computing
This event took place on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Andrew Smith - The Open University
Teaching the Internet over the Internet
This event took place on Monday 07 July 2014

 

Dr Brian Plüss
The Election Debate Visualisation (EDV) Project
This event took place on Thursday 19 June 2014

Studentships

Studentship applications are currently available in KMi, read more and learn how to apply.

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2014

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Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

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Email: KMi Support

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