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Alexander Mikroyannidis's blog

New research positions in the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University

February 7, 2017 by Alexander Mikroyannidis   Comments (0)

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is looking for two Research Assistants or Research Associates (depending on qualifications) interested in Blockchains and Technology-enhanced Learning to join us at the Open University.Blockchain is most commonly known as the technology underpinning the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. In recent years, the open source code of the Bitcoin blockchain has been taken and extended by many groups to expands its capabilities beyond financial systems to serve as a... Read full post



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Responsive Open Learning Environments: New open access book published by Springer

January 16, 2015 by Alexander Mikroyannidis   Comments (0)

The book describing the outcomes of the European project ROLE has just been published online as Open Access by Springer: http://bit.ly/role-book
 
Chapters include numerous practical tutorials to guide the reader in creating innovative and useful learning widgets and present the best practices for the development of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). Additionally, each chapter has been commented by experts outside of the ROLE consortium, who have offered their perspectives on PLEs.



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New research position at the Open University on #DataScience http://kmi.open.ac.uk/jobs/#10794 Deadline: 8 December 2014

November 4, 2014 by Alexander Mikroyannidis   Comments (0)

Deadline for Applications December 8th 2014.
See http://kmi.open.ac.uk/jobs/#10794 for more details and application form
Declared by Harvard Business Review as the “sexiest job of the 21st century”, data science skills are becoming a key asset to maintain European competitiveness in a global market. Data scientists are, however, a rare breed, e.g. well-known McKinsey study estimated already in 2011 that the United States will soon require 60 percent more graduates able... Read full post



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New position at the OU for a Research Assistant/Associate around MOOCs/Future Internet/eLearning

September 23, 2014 by Alexander Mikroyannidis   Comments (0)

More details: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/jobs/ Closing date: Thursday 23 October 2014.



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Free iBook on Self Regulated Learning

January 18, 2014 by Alexander Mikroyannidis   Comments (0)

The Open University has published a new interactive iBook for the iPad, which is available to download for free from Apple’s iBook Store: http://bit.ly/self-regulated-learning
The iBook showcases research outputs of the ROLE project, offering interactive learning materials for Self Regulated Learning. It provides an introduction to the new learning technologies that empower self-regulated learning and personal learning environments. A selection of learning tools that will help... Read full post



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Two Research Associate/Assistant Posts in KMi at The Open University

September 13, 2013 by Alexander Mikroyannidis   Comments (0)

We have two positions at our lab in two projects which will apply our work on Linked Data/Semantic Web and Web APIs in the domains of eHealth and eLearning.
Duration of Posts: 31 Months and until end of September 2016.
Salary Scale: 27,854 - 36,298 (British Pounds)
Deadline for applications: October 10th
More details and application forms can be found at: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/jobs/  [Posts 9429 and 9430]
Post Summaries
Linked Open Data is a highly successful technology for promoting... Read full post



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CfP: International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments

July 21, 2012 by Alexander Mikroyannidis   Comments (0)

International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments
Workshop website: http://ges.galileo.edu/cloud-education-environments-workshop/
Guatemala, 15 & 16 / November 2012.
 
This workshop will focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results, as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing cloud education environments, both from a teaching and a learning perspective. Best papers will be selected for submission... Read full post



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PhD studentship available: Empowering Self-Regulated Learning within Personal Learning Environments

May 16, 2012 by Alexander Mikroyannidis   Comments (0)

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Self-regulated learning (SRL) is a term that describes an individual's ability to learn how to learn. In other words, each of us can develop a wide-ranging skill set that enables us to learn in a number of different ways. In some university settings the term SRL is more commonly described as "independent learning" or "auto-didactic learning".
This project is about supporting SRL through learning tools and services, such as recommenders of learning resources. These tools and services will... Read full post



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