KMi currently employs 73 people, a mix of researchers, technologists, designers and administrative staff. We are in a phase of rapid expansion, and as a result job opportunities arise frequently.
This page lists our current and recent job vacancies.
Research Assistant / Associate | Ref: 10673
Closing date: Thursday 23 October 2014
Alternatively click here to view a list of our recent past vacancies.
Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£28,695 - £37,394, Ref: 10673
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st May 2016
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have recently come to the fore through high profile providers such as Udacity, Coursera, edX and the OUís own FutureLearn. According to some commentators this new initiative will radically change the higher education landscape through the provision of high quality freely available educational materials. The FORGE project will apply technologies related to rich interactive eBooks, social networking learning platforms and Linked Data to turn large scale Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) facilities into a learning resource.
The weSPOT project aims at propagating a scientific inquiry approach for science learning and teaching in combination with current curricula and teaching practices. It lowers the threshold for linking everyday life with science teaching in schools through technology. weSPOT supports the meaningful contextualization of scientific concepts by relating them to personal curiosity, experiences, and reasoning founded on a theoretically sound and technology supported personal inquiry approach.
To apply, please fill the form available at:
Closing date: Thursday 23 October 2014.
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This document provides details on the application process and staff benefits
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Requests for hard-copy documents/forms, further particulars, and application submissions can be directed to KMi Recruitment Coordinator at the Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK, Tel. +44 (0)1908 654774, Fax +44 (0)1908 653169.
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