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We are also inviting top experts in AI and Knowledge Technologies to discuss major socio-technological topics with an audience that comprises both members of the Knowledge Media Institute, as well as the wider staff at The Open University. Differently from our seminar series, these events follow a Q&A format.

Upcoming events

Future Events

 Alessia Pisu

AI-Driven Ontology extraction of Research Areas

Ontologies are essential tools for structuring and collecting human knowledge. They enable the identification and description of concepts concerning a specific topic. In the field of scientific research, ontologies enable efficient...

Presenter: Alessia Pisu
Organisation: University of Cagliari
Webcast time: 11:30
Webcast date: Wednesday 13 December 2023
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 Em Dean

What makes an effective response to aggression on social media?

Various authors (for example, Benesch et al. 2015, Ray et al. 2022) have attempted to define or describe what an "effective" response is to social media aggression, such as hate crime, cyberbullying, and online abuse. Some of these...

Presenter: Em Dean
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Webcast time: 11:30
Webcast date: Wednesday 10 January 2024
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Past Events

Assessing research needs data transparency - or the OpenCitations' vision for an open citation and bibliographic data ecosystem

Recently, the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) has proposed a list of 10 commitments to push institutions to revise the current research assessment practices to make them more diverse and transparent. One of these...

Presenter: Dr. Silvio Peroni
Organisation: University of Bologna
Webcast date: Wednesday 29 November 2023
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Learning Analytics as a weapon in a fight against Awarding Gaps

In the ongoing quest for equitable education, the seminar "Learning Analytics as a Weapon in the Fight Against Awarding Gaps" will unveil a transformative exploration of Learning Analytics and its pivotal role in addressing the...

Presenter: Vaclav Bayer
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Webcast date: Wednesday 22 November 2023
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Belief and Behaviour: How can Democratic Reflection increase the sustainability of belief change in working managers?

Belief in brain plasticity can lead to a growth mindset - a set of beliefs about the power to improve skills and capabilities through effort, persistence and the right strategies.  Based on the work of Carol S Dweck, it is generally...

Presenter: Catherine (Kitty) Chisholm
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Webcast date: Wednesday 08 November 2023
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Lectures in the Metaverse: Engaging University students socially within virtual worlds

For the last 3 years, Professor Burnett has taught Engineering and Computing students (presently 266 in total) about the Human Factors design issues for virtual reality from within a persistent virtual world. Teaching activities have included...

Presenter: Prof. Gary Burnett
Organisation: Loughborough University
Webcast date: Wednesday 11 October 2023
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Not only enhance student engagement but also student employability skills and digital experience

Many university teachers have redesigned/reshaped their module structure and/or delivery process to enhance student engagement. However, this is a diverse and complex area and it seems to be the “Holly Grail” of education. The...

Presenter: Dr Maria Limniou
Organisation: University of Liverpool
Webcast date: Tuesday 19 September 2023
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