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An introduction to Artificial Intelligence workshop

The Open University as part of the £20M funded UK Government funded Institute of Coding (IoC) initiative is running a number of workshops to work with Industry and communities to help in understanding the employability gap and skills needed to support current and future businesses and communities. Within the IoC the Open University’s vision is to join […]

FutureLearn to Deliver digital skills programmes for Institute of Coding

The OU’s social learning platform FutureLearn is to deliver digital skills programmes as part of the Institute of Coding (IoC). The FutureLearn platform will deliver digital skills courses from the University of Leeds, Lancaster University, Goldsmiths and the Creative Computing Institute at the University of Arts London (UAL), as part of the scheme. The IoC, a consortium of universities, employers and outreach organisations, with […]

Towards a Manifesto for Inclusive STEM Education

On 31st January, Clem Herman presented a workshop, together with Lisa Thomas from Lancaster University entitled Towards a Manifesto for Inclusive STEM Education. Lisa and Clem are both working on Theme 4 Widening Participation and in particular on the objective to create a set of guidelines for the IoC partners on how to create inclusive curricula. […]

What collaborative community learning and coding looks like: GirlsCode MK hackathon in action

We had a very successful and engaging weekend hackathon with GirlsCode MK, MK Hackathon and The Open University as part of our work on the diversity and inclusion vision of the Institute of Coding. Eva Dovč co-founded GirlsCode MK, along with her wife Valerie Benguiat, over two years ago to create a positive environment for […]

Happy Birthday! The Institute of Coding Turns 1

Today marks one-year since the Institute of Coding was announced. A £40M national Institute of Coding led by the University of Bath will help fill the UK’s digital skills shortage, as well as attracting more people from underrepresented groups into the sector.

KMi Director gives Royal Institution Lecture

Monday say KMi’s Director give a talk entitled “Blockchains: Hope or Hype?” at the Royal Institution sponsored by the French Embassy. The Royal Institution is an independent charity, founded in 1799, dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. The lecture was conducted in the famous Royal Institution theatre where some of the most […]

KMi Blockchain research presented in EdMedia 2018

Alexander Mikroyannidis presented the latest KMi work on educational applications of the Blockchain at the World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (EdMedia). The event was held in Amsterdam on June 25-29. Alexander presented a paper outlining a learner-centred approach for lifelong learning powered by the Blockchain. The paper explores the different aspects of lifelong learning and describes an […]

KMi members win ISWS Summer School 2018 Awards!

The 1st edition of the newly branded International Semantic Web Research Summer School (ISWS) was organised by STLab-ISTC National Research Council and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology at the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro between 1st and 7th July 2018. The Centre was located in Bertinoro, a small village on a scenic hill with a wonderful panoramic view. The […]

OUAnalyse at London Festival of Learning

This year, three important conferences related to educational technology were co-organised within one week in London as part of the London Festival of Learning. These conferences included Learning@Scale, International Conference on Learning Sciences and Artificial Intelligence in Education. This provided us with a unique opportunity to meet researchers across similar but slightly different fields. OUAnalyse […]

Computing at school: from problems to programs

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for beginners learning to program is how to go from a given word problem to the code that solves it. The OU’s new Level 1 module Introduction to computing and information technology 2 introduces a step-by-step, systematic, scaffolded approach that guides beginners through the process, decoupling the various computational […]