News Story

KMi hosts first misinformation workshop for the OU

Rachel Coignac-Smith, Monday 15 October 2018 | Annotate
KMi News Image

On October 4th, 2018 KMi hosted the first Misinformation Workshop for OU researchers working on the topic of mis/dis/information, education and information literacy. As part of our participation in Co-Inform, a European-funded project to create misinformation resilient societies ( ), we hope to draw from interdisciplinary research conducted at our own institution to help understand how we define mis/dis/information, how we identify the major challenges associated with it and what we are doing about it in our respective fields of research.

16 academics from Psychology, the Business School, the Library, the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, Linguistics, Computing and KMi took part in the full-day workshop. The morning was spent reviewing research from the perspectives of understanding behaviour, improving information literacy, reviewing technological contributions, and engaging with the wider social implications.  A reflection session in the afternoon explored the participants' collective ideas about future technological solutions, the role of education and training, and our expectations around social impact. We will continue our work, exploring joint spaces for collaboration and exchanging knowledge within this group.


We welcome any other contributors who are working on the topic of misinformation at the OU. Please contact Harith Alani for more information at You can also follow the Co-Inform project on Twitter: @Co_Inform


Harith Alani Photograph

Harith Alani

KMi Director

Telephone Icon Email Icon Website Icon RDF Icon

LinkedIn Icon SlideShare Icon

Tracie Farrell Photograph

Tracie Farrell

Research Fellow

Telephone Icon Email Icon RDF Icon

LinkedIn Icon

Lara Piccolo Photograph

Lara Piccolo

Honorary Associate

Telephone Icon Email Icon RDF Icon

LinkedIn Icon

Miriam Fernandez Photograph

Miriam Fernandez

Professor in Responsible Artificial Intelligence

Telephone Icon Email Icon Website Icon RDF Icon

Twitter Icon


Co-Creating Misinformation-Resilient Societies

Website Icon

Latest News


View by

Latest Seminar
Alessia Pisu
University of Cagliari

AI-Driven Ontology extraction of Research Areas

Watch the live webcast


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

Tel: +44 (0)1908 653800

Fax: +44 (0)1908 653169

Email: KMi Support


If you have any comments, suggestions or general feedback regarding our website, please email us at the address below.

Email: KMi Development Team