KMi Seminars
KMi invites external speakers to present their work to the lab. We also welcome approaches from researchers who are interested to present their work. Please contact either the KMi staff member who is working in your field, or the seminars coordinator, Anna De Liddo.

Events take place at the KMi Podium (Berrill Building, 4th Floor North) unless otherwise stated.

To add/remove yourself from KMi Seminar announcements, enter your email address and select kmi-seminar-list from the list on this page. Below are past and forthcoming speakers.

Forthcoming Events
Configurable Multi-agent Systems Based on Performance Matrix for Facial Recognition
Wednesday 18 June 2014
Configurable Multi-agent Systems Based on Performance Matrix for Facial Recognition
Dr He Hongmei Cyber-Physical System Centre, Engineering Science Division, School of Engineering, Cranfield University

Recent Events

The power of informal learning: A social network perspective
Wednesday 02 April 2014
The power of informal learning: A social network perspective
Dr Bart Rienties Institute of Educational Technology (IET), The Open University
Taking Control of Learning Data
Wednesday 12 March 2014
Taking Control of Learning Data
Dr. Ben Betts HT2 http://LearningLocker.net
Open Science and Archaeology - experiences from the DART project
Monday 10 March 2014
Open Science and Archaeology - experiences from the DART project
Dr Antony Beck The University of Leeds
Exploring Scholarly Data with Rexplore
Wednesday 05 March 2014
Exploring Scholarly Data with Rexplore
Francesco Osborne
Citizen-led social innovation: re-booting academia
Monday 10 February 2014
Citizen-led social innovation: re-booting academia
Dr Erinma Ochu University of Manchester
 
KMi Seminars
KMi 2013 - A review of the year

Download the KMi 2013 Review of the year iBook to your iOS device or alternatively as a PDF.

Journal | 25 years of knowledge acquisition
 

Social Software is...


Social Software
Social Software can be thought of as "software which extends, or derives added value from, human social behaviour - message boards, musical taste-sharing, photo-sharing, instant messaging, mailing lists, social networking."

Interacting with other people not only forms the core of human social and psychological experience, but also lies at the centre of what makes the internet such a rich, powerful and exciting collection of knowledge media. We are especially interested in what happens when such interactions take place on a very large scale -- not only because we work regularly with tens of thousands of distance learners at the Open University, but also because it is evident that being part of a crowd in real life possesses a certain 'buzz' of its own, and poses a natural challenge. Different nuances emerge in different user contexts, so we choose to investigate the contexts of work, learning and play to better understand the trade-offs involved in designing effective large-scale social software for multiple purposes.