Category Archives: News

New Addition To KMI AR / VR Developer Team

Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Scavo has joined the KMI AR / VR developer team. Having worked in KMi since 2014 as a PHd student Beppe has recently become a Project Officer for the coming year. Beppe has solid background in AR and his knowledge and experience will be a welcomed asset to the team. He is currently […]

OU Go 3D Campus Guide To Be Released on App Stores

OU Go was originally designed to help staff find their way around campus using their Android or iOS device. The app has been updated and now includes a new user interface, location information for buildings, events, car and cycle parking and the outdoor artwork exhibits. KMI and Estates are keen that this app be made […]

OU Go 3D Campus Guide

OU Go has been developed for staff members to locate the various campus buildings and outdoor artwork on the go. The app is designed in the Pokemon Go theme which adds some fun whilst seeking a building location and updates the users location in real time to make it easy to find the desired destination. […]

KMi AR Christmas Card 2016

During 2016 the Knowledge Media Institute has been involved in developing and presenting variations of how Augmented Reality can be used in the education sector. The KMi Noel mobile application is a festive fun app developed by KMi for Open University staff. The app uses Augmented Reality to display a winter wonderland with animated elves, […]

Presentation to Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Today I presented the Augmented and Virtual Reality work being carried out in KMI to a group from WELS. They were interested to see how this technology is currently being used and how it could translate to their ideas for the human muscular system. The presentation covered practical demonstrations of the various conceptual apps as […]

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Presented to LUANAR Delegates

Today I presented my work on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to visiting delegates from the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Malawi. Dr Joshua Valeta – Open and Distance Learning Coordinator and Dr Tasokwa Vida Musa Kakota – Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Head of Basic Sciences Department were visiting the University primarily to see how The […]

Presentation To Technology Enhanced Learning Team

Today I presented my work thus far on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to the team from Technology Enhanced Learning, (TEL), part of Learning Teaching Solutions, (LTS). The presentation was a practical demonstration to show how the Knowledge Media Institute, (KMI), is making use of theses technologies. Attendees were briefed on the journey taken from initial […]


Today I presented the first seminar in the Digital Humanities in Practice 2016/17 seminar series. Covering all my work to date in the field of Augmented Reality and Virtual Realty the presentation was a practical demonstration of each application detailing the ideas behind its development and possible uses where it could be applied. The seminar demonstrated conceptual applications […]

Presentation at Show and TEL

On Thursday 20th October I gave a “Lightning Presentation” at OpenTEL’s ‘Show and TEL’ event. To use OpenTEL’s own words: Building the future of education for The Open University The Open Technology Enhanced Learning (openTEL) is a priority research area, bringing together researchers from across the Open University to focus on research in to TEL, […]