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OUAnalyse at London Festival of Learning

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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 was represented by a poster focused on extending the study material recommender system by investigating the influence of demographic factors on the recommendations (https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-93846-2_27). Martin Hlosta and Jakub Kocvara presented the poster on the Thursday afternoon session and received a positive feedback from both academic and industrial participants.

Moreover, Quan Nguyen from IET presented the paper from LAK 2018  Linking students’ timing of engagement to learning design and academic performance, a joint work of IET and KMi. This presentation was part of the session dedicated to best papers from the 7 educational related conferences.

We hope to see everyone next year in Chicago!

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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