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An introduction to Artificial Intelligence workshop

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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...

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Towards a Manifesto for Inclusive STEM Education

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. Our research underpins the teaching we deliver to some 200,000 students as the UK’s largest university. Nearly three quarters (72%) of Open University research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Uniquely we operate within the four nations of the UK, with nation offices in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh as well as regional offices in England and our head office in Milton Keynes.

All of our roles play a key part in our students’ journey. We have a range of exciting opportunities for ambitious academics and researchers, as well as top class teaching and professional services roles. We offer a dynamic, inter-disciplinary research culture where academics and researchers can work creatively.

Lead Developer

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
£40,792 to £48,677, Ref: 15805
Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2020
Based in Milton Keynes
Application closing date: Thursday 29 April, 2019 – 12:00.

The post-holder will hold a degree (or equivalent experience).

You will be a member of the Open University team, comprising academics and technology specialists in cyber security, data science, learning analytics and distributed ledger technologies, who are leading the “University Learners” theme of the Institute of Coding (IoC – www.instituteofcoding.org). 

The Institute’s vision is to enhance the education and employability of every IoC learner and ensure that employers and individuals across the UK can access the skills they need to compete in the global digital economy. This unique and innovative collaboration has been made possible with £20m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and match funding from universities and industry partners.

Responsible for the whole project life-cycle, you will scope, develop, implement and deploy an infrastructure that allows academics to deliver to Open University students a variety of online interactive practical computing activities, e.g. on data science, programming and cyber security. You will play a leading role in the development of software systems enabling the remote operation of programming and computing infrastructure environments through the use of commercial software products and bespoke software solutions.

Interview date: to be advised

For detailed information and how to apply go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, call the Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or email Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

For more information about the post visit: http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/lead-developer-15805