Peter Whalley (Alumni)Research Fellow
Sadly, two months after retiring from KMi Dr Peter Whalley died on 8 January 2013 due to ill-health. He is greatly missed.
Peter joined the OU in 1976, initially working in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET). He joined the Knowledge Media Institute at its formation in 1995, where he was a 'creative visionary' in the new media team, and a stalwart of the lab.
Peter brought numerous new ideas to his research and to students of The Open University. He was deeply engaged in applying his ideas within schools, including a long-standing collaboration with the innovative staff and children of our local middle school, Heronsgate, where many of his prototypes and experiments saw their first ‘student click’. Towards the end of his career he was a strong evangelist and contributor to the OU’s flagship 'virtual microscope' work.
Keys: Multimedia, Teaching, Simulation, Emulation
Kelley, P., Tindle, D., Anand, D., Whalley, P., Hogan, P., Valentine, C., Pillinger, P., Gibson, E. and Schwenzer, S. (2011) The Open University-NASA Apollo Virtual Microscope - a tool for Education and Outreach, Poster at 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Whalley, P., Kelley, S. and Tindle, A. (2011) The role of the Virtual Microscope in distance learning, Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 26, 2, pp. 127-134, Routledge
Anand, M., Pearson, V., Kelley, S., Tindle, A., Whalley, P. and Koeberl, K. (2010) Virtual microscope for extra-terrestrial samples, European Planetary Science Congress 2010, Rome, Italy
Whalley, P. (2006) Representing parallelism in a control language designed for young children, 2006 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, Brighton, UK
Whalley, P. (2006) Modifying the metaphor in order to improve understanding of control languages- the little-person becomes a cast of actors, British Journal of Educational Technology, Blackwell
Imagining with multimedia
Techreport ID: kmi-95-10
Author(s): Peter Whalley