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Boo! says the KMi AR Ghost

Monday 06 October 2014

Just in time for Halloween, the Knowledge Media Institute of The Open University is proud to announce the release of its first ghost, "Cuthbert 1.0", who now spooks the institute’s hallways. “Cuthbert is state-of-the-art, not one of these timeworn second hand ghosts, who’ve been around for a couple hundred years”, says Fridolin Wild, the principal...


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Live Fresher's Week Events, October 2014

Friday 03 October 2014
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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...


Cambridge Masters students learn about MK:Smart

Friday 03 October 2014
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Over thirty Master's students from Cambridge University visited KMi on Friday, to learn about our smart city project. Project Director, Prof Enrico Motta gave an overview of the project while Dr Mathieu d’Aquin presented the work on crowd...

A successful first workshop on Linked Data for Knowledge Discovery

Tuesday 30 September 2014

The first workshop on Linked Data for Knowledge Discovery (LD4KD) took place in Nancy (North-East of France) on Sept. 19th, during the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD). The...


First Seminar on Responsible Research and Innovation and Science Education in Europe

Thursday 25 September 2014
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The ENGAGE project meeting and the First Seminar on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Science Education was held in Paris at the “L’espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes” – ESPCI ParisTech during the 22nd...

The OU Welcomes our new Chancellor!

Today marked an exciting day for the OU, Baroness Martha Lane-Fox was installed as our new Chancellor in the Milton Keynes degree ceremony...

Fourth ESWC Summer School 'Awesome'

"It was an awesome experience." "ESWC Summer School was awesome, seriously! I would not expect at all to meet so many...


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Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
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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...



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