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20 Years of Knowledge Media

from 1995 to 2015

This event took place on 20th May 2015 at 2:00pm (13:00 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

In this event we celebrate 20 years of Knowledge Media research and development at The Open University. Since 1995 KMi researchers have brought world-leading computing innovations via significant external funded projects to the real world challenges of learning and work.

As a corporate laboratory for the OU, with a 70 strong team, representing 18 world nationalities, it also works closely with lead Units such as IET and LTS to impact the University itself. Over 20 years, knowlege media technologies and innovations have flowed through to practice - from historical giants such as Lyceum, Stadium and Flashmeeting to currently hot systems such as Data.Open, Compendium, iTunes U, DiscOU, and now OUAnalyse and OUAlive.

The day will be opened by the OU's new Vice Chancellor, Peter Horrocks at 2pm (GMT+1). Special guests will include a return of key founders: Marc Eisenstadt, Tom Vincent and Kitty Chisholm and former OU Vice Chancellor Sir John Daniel.

Virtual and co-present event attendees are strongly encouraged to actively take part in the online live experience; for instance you can contribute questions to the panel session on the day by tweeting to @kmiou or using #kmiou.

We will then be showcasing KMi's current work in the Library from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

14:00 Peter Horrocks

14:10 John Daniel
14:35 Marc Eisenstadt
15:00 Peter Scott

15:25 Refreshment break

15:50 Frank van Harmelen
16:15 Marcus Specht
16:40 Panel - What next for Knowledge Media?
17:25 Closing Address

17:30 Exhibition and Refreshments in the OU Library
18:30 Close

Places in the Berrill theatre are limited. Email to register.

2:00 pm 20 yeaars of Knowledge Media
4:00 pm What next for Knowledge Media?

The webcast was open to 200 users