The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) was set up in 1995 in recognition of the need for The Open University to be at the forefront of research and development in a convergence of areas that impacted on the OU's very nature: Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Technologies, and Multimedia. We chose to call this convergence Knowledge Media.


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Harith Alani - Photograph

Currently I am a senior lecturer at the Knowledge Media institute, The Open University, where I am leading a group specialising in Social Semantics and Web Science. Previously to joining KMi, I was a...

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Fridolin Wild - Photograph

Fridolin Wild is championing research on performance augmentation ('learning by experience'), consequently looking into wearables-enhanced learning and performance analytics. Fridolin Wild is a...

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Okada, A. and Bayram-Jacobs, D. (2016) Opportunities and challenges for equipping the next generation for responsible citizenship through the ENGAGE HUB, International Conference on Responsible Research in Education and Management and its Impact. London 2016.

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Okada, A., Costa, A.M., Kowalski, R., Torres, P., Nakayama, M. and Souza, K. (2016) Open Educational Resources for Responsible Research and Innovation: a case study with Brazilian universities and schools, International Conference on Responsible Research in Education and Management and its Impact. London 2016

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Uren, V., Wright, D., Scott, J., He, Y. and Saif, H. (2016) Social media and sentiment in bioenergy consultation, International journal of energy sector management


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Future Seminars

 Daniel Kershaw

Language of online Social Networks Detection, Diffusion, Prediction

This event will take place on Tuesday 15 March 2016

Daniel Kershaw

Language exists in a constant flux: existing in the duality of social structure and the actions of the agents with the system. As a result, new words come and go from people's vocabularies...

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Recent Seminars

Tom Crane - Digirati
An introduction to the International Image Interoperability Framework
This event took place on Friday 27 November 2015


Junior Freitas
Time representation ontology in the context of performance measurement indicators
This event took place on Wednesday 11 November 2015

Prof John Domingue - KMi, The Open University
FORGE Open Call webinars
This event took place on Wednesday 14 October 2015


Ben Vaughan - DAQRI Inc
ARToolKit Open Source Software
This event took place on Tuesday 07 July 2015


Research Assistant

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£25,769 - £30,738
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract for 12 months

We are looking for a Research Assistant to work within The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute for an initial period of 12 months, with the possibility for renewal subject to performance and...

Knowledge Media @20

20 Years of Knowledge Media


Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
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United Kingdom

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