Research Associate/Assistant Post at the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open University

[apologies for cross posting]

We have a position at our lab in a project which will apply our work on Linked Data/Semantic Web and Web APis in the domains of eLearning and the Future Internet.

Duration of Post: until end of May 2016.
Salary Scale: 28,695 - 37,394 (British Pounds)

Deadline for applications is: October 23rd

More details and application forms can be found at:  [Post 10673]

Post Job Summary


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have recently come to the fore through high profile providers such as Udacity, Coursera, edX and the OUís own FutureLearn. According to some commentators this new initiative will radically change the higher education landscape through the provision of high quality freely available educational materials. The FORGE project is applying technologies related to rich interactive eBooks, social networking learning platforms and Linked Data to turn large scale Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) facilities into a learning resource. See

The weSPOT project aims at propagating a scientific inquiry approach for science learning and teaching in combination with current curricula and teaching practices. It lowers the threshold for linking everyday life with science teaching in schools through technology. weSPOT supports the meaningful contextualization of scientific concepts by relating them to personal curiosity, experiences, and reasoning founded on a theoretically sound and technology supported personal inquiry approach. See



Deputy Director, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
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