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The Role of Web 3.0 and Blockchain in the Future of Education

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) gave a keynote talk at the 7th panhellenic scientific ...

PT Anywhere used for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

PT Anywhere, led by Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK), has played a vital role ...

A successful conclusion for QualiChain

Last week saw the final review of the QualiChain project. Starting in January 2019, QualiChain ...

Blockchain articles featured in OpenLearn

A series of articles authored by John Domingue and Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) ...

Erasmus+ Multiplier Event: Open Educational Resources and Practices in Language Learning and Teaching

The Multiplier Event of the Erasmus+ project OPENLang Network , entitled: “Open Educational Resources and ...

MoodleMoot Greece 2021

MoodleMoot Greece 2021 took place online on November 26-27, 2021. The purpose of this annual ...

The Innovate Learning Summit 2021

The Innovate Learning Summit took place online on November 9-11, 2021. The conference was organised by ...

New Badged Open Course: Decentralising Education Using Blockchain Technology

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) has developed the new badged open course: Decentralising Education ...

Leveraging Blockchain for OpenSTEM Africa

A new project between the Open University and the BlueScreenIT company is leveraging Blockchain technology for ...

The 24th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning

The 24th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2021) took place as a hybrid event ...

The ALT Annual Conference 2021: Shared Experience, Different Perspectives

The ALT Annual Conference took place online on September 7-9, 2021. The conference was organised ...

Invited talks at SLERD 2021 and EKDDA info day

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) recently gave two invited talks at the SLERD 2021 ...

Webinar: Facilitating lifelong learning through the use of blockchain technology

On 26 May 2021, Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) delivered the webinar Facilitating lifelong ...

Special Issue on Blockchain-Based Decentralised Solutions for Learner Empowerment, Education Reengineering and Public Sector Transformation

Alexander Mikroyannidis is the managing guest editor of a special issue on Blockchain-Based Decentralised Solutions ...

The OERxDomains conference: Open Education in a (post)pandemic world

The OERxDomains Conference took place online on April 21-22 as a special edition of the 12th annual ...

Developing accessible network simulation software for the visually impaired

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) blog has initiated a COVID special collection, featuring the latest news about ...

Keynote and Special Track at eLmL 2020

The 12th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2020) took place online on November ...

The Open Education Global 2020 conference: Connecting the global open education community

The Open Education Global 2020 conference took place online on November 16-20. The Open Education Global ...

Erasmus Days 2020: Three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ Programme

October 15, 16 & 17, 2020 marked three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ Programme ...

The 23rd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning

The 23rd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2020) took place online on September 23-25. This interdisciplinary ...

Supporting Lifelong Learning with Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology provides a decentralised peer-to-peer infrastructure, supporting openness, transparency, accountability, identity management and trust. ...

ALT’s Summer Summit 2020

The first virtual Summer Summit of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) took place on ...

Open Blockchain presented to the W3C Credentials Group

On July 13th 2020, the work of the Open Blockchain group was presented to the W3C Credentials Community Group. ...

QualiChain passes first review with flying colours

The first formal review of the QualiChain project took place on June 18th, 2020. The ...

PT Anywhere in the UK Government Digital Skills Toolkit

The OpenLearn course Discovering Computer Networks has been included in the UK Government Digital Skills ...

The 9th eSTEeM Conference: Informing Student Success – From Scholarship to Practice

The 9th eSTEeM conference took place online on April 29-30, 2020. The conference is organised ...

eLmL 2020 and QualiChain Special Track Proceedings

Alexander Mikroyannidis has co-edited the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and ...

Open Networking Lab Accessibility – The Challenge

In the UK, there are over 2 million people with sight loss, with 360,000 registered ...

The OpenLang Network meets at the Open University

The latest meeting of the Erasmus+ project OpenLang Network took place at the Open University ...

The Open Education Global 2019 conference: Open Education for an Open Future

The Open Education Global Conference (OE Global 2019) took place in Politecnico di Milano, Milan, ...

The Ufi VocTech Showcase 2019

The annual Ufi VocTech Showcase took place on November 21, 2019 in IET London. The event ...

Discovering Computer Networks: Hands on in the Open Networking Lab

The Open Networking Lab project has launched a free online course entitled “Discovering computer networks: hands on in ...

The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2019

The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference (OOFHEC2019) took place on October 16-18 in ...

QualiChain meets in Madrid

The consortium of the QualiChain project has met in Madrid, Spain on September 19-20, 2019. ...

Special Track at eLmL 2020: Decentralised Qualifications on the Blockchain

UPDATE: This event has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. New dates: November 21-25, ...

The Association for Learning Technology Conference 2019

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) joined the Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALTC) last ...

The OpenLang Network meets in Cyprus

Last week saw the second plenary face-to-face meeting of the Erasmus+ project OpenLang Network, which ...

The 15th EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning

The 15th EATEL Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning (JTELSS 2019) took place on June 1-8, ...

QualiChain meets in Lisbon

The consortium of the QualiChain project has met in Lisbon, Portugal on May 9-10. This has been ...

SlideWiki concludes with a rich legacy

The SlideWiki project has been formally concluded with its final review, which was held on February 27 ...

A successful conclusion for HUB4NGI

Last week saw the final review of the HUB4NGI project in Brussels. Starting in January 2017, HUB4NGI was the ...

PT Anywhere and the Open Networking Lab make news

The latest STEM newsletter of the Open University features the collaboration of the Open Networking Lab with ...

QualiChain kicks-off!

The new H2020 project QualiChain has had its kick-off meeting on January 22-23, hosted by the coordinator ...

SlideWiki info day in Greece

The SlideWiki project delivered an info day about “Open and Collaborative Tools and Open Courses”, which took ...

The 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation

The 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI) took place on November 12-14 in ...

SlideWiki final plenary meeting and final platform release

The final plenary meeting of the SlideWiki project took place on November 7-8 in Amsterdam, hosted by ...

The OpenLang Network has kicked off!

The kick-off meeting of the new Erasmus+ project OpenLang Network took place on October 29-30 ...

The 48th IEEE Frontiers in Education conference

The 48th IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference took place on October 3-6 in San Jose, California, ...

The 25th Annual Conference of the Association for Learning Technology

The 25th annual conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) took place on 11-13 ...

Webinar on SlideWiki’s Open Education Trials and the Semantic Blockchain

On August 14th, the SlideWiki project organised a webinar, which was delivered by Alexandra Garatzogianni (L3S Research ...

Blockchain research presented in EdMedia 2018

Alexander Mikroyannidis presented the latest work on educational applications of the Blockchain at the World Conference ...

The 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies

The 10th anniversary of the annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN) took place ...

The Open Education Global Conference 2018: Transforming Education Through Open Approaches

The Open Education Global Conference (OE Global) is where the global open education community meets ...

Open Call: Collaborative OpenCourseWare Authoring Using SlideWiki

Within the SlideWiki project we have launched an open call, looking for external partners that ...

OEB Global 2017 – Shaping the future of learning

Alexander Mikroyannidis was in Berlin last week to present the SlideWiki project at the OEB Global ...

Data and Computing Skills for Digital Science and Society

The European Big Data Value Forum 2017 took place on November 21-23 in Versailles, Paris. ...

The 13th Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning

The 13th Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning took place last week in ...

Motivating and Supporting Self-Regulated Learning: Pedagogical and Technological Perspectives

Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) is a term that can be used to describe an individual’s ability ...

ICL2017: Teaching and Learning in a Digital World

The 20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL 2017) took place last week in ...

Special Issue: Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning

The latest issue of the International Journal of Technology-Enhanced Learning (IJTEL) is a special issue ...

CFP: 7th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning

CALL FOR PAPERS The 7th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL ...

Personalised learning – paving the way forward

The latest CALRG event on Personalised Learning took place on May 18th. The event was ...

PT Anywhere presented at the IEEE EDUCON 2017

The IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) 2017 has been the eighth in a series ...

OER17 – The Politics of Open

The Open Educational Resources conference (OER17) took place on April 5th and 6th in London. In ...

The Open Education Global 2017 conference

The Open Education Global 2017 conference took place last week in the beautiful city of ...

Show and TEL at the Open University

The Open Technology Enhanced Learning (openTEL) is a priority research area, bringing together researchers from ...

SlideWiki meets in Genoa

The third plenary meeting of the SlideWiki project took place on November 17th-18th in Genoa, ...

Learning Analytics for Awareness and Reflection: Highlights of the 6th ARTEL Workshop

The 6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL) took place on September ...

Book reaches top charts: Responsive Open Learning Environments

A book I have co-edited has reached the top Springer download charts. Since its online ...

6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2016)

Call for papers 6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2016) ...

FORGE at EDUCON 2016

The 7th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON 2016) took place last week in Abu Dhabi, ...

The FORGE iBook is live on the Apple Store

The FORGE iBook is now live on the Apple iBooks Store and available in 51 stores worldwide. This ...

Special Issue on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning

Awareness and reflection are viewed differently across the disciplines informing technology-enhanced learning (including CSCW, psychology, ...

Building Remote Labs for Online Scientific Experimentation

The FORGE and Go-Lab projects have jointly organised the hands-on workshop “Building Remote Labs for Online Scientific Experimentation”, which was ...

FORGE at the 5th ARTEL workshop in Toledo

The FORGE project has organised the 5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning ...

Inquiry-Based Learning with Online Labs and Mobile Apps

Representatives from the European projects weSPOT and Go-Lab organised and delivered a joint hands-on workshop at the JTEL summer school, ...

FORGE and Go-Lab organise joint workshop at ICL 2015

The FORGE and Go-Lab projects are jointly organising the hands-on workshop “Building Remote Labs for Online Scientific Experimentation” in the 18th ...

The Open University and Cisco at the exp.at conference

The 3rd Experiment@International Conference (exp.at’15) took place last week in the beautiful island of Sao Miguel in ...

5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning

UPDATE: Extended paper submission deadline: July 10th 2015 The 5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology ...

Exciting Packet Tracer widget developments

This is what Nuno Guarda, Head of Corporate Affairs for Cisco in the UK and ...

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

A new book edited by Sylvana Kroop, Martin Wolpers and me has just been published ...

The Video Journal of Open Education is out!

The first issue of the Video Journal of Open Education has just been published. This ...

weSPOT in Dubai

Alexander Mikroyannidis represented the weSPOT project last week at the IEEE International Conference on Web ...

The first FORGE newsletter is out!

The FORGE project has the ambitious aim to transform FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) ...

Fully-funded PhD opportunity: Empowering Self-Regulated Learning

Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) is a term that describes an individual’s ability to learn how to ...

Tapping into your personal curiosity: Workshop at PLE 2014

Alexander Mikroyannidis delivered a workshop last week at the PLE 2014 conference, which took place ...

4th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning

New submission deadline: July 10th 4th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning (ARTEL ...

Watch the FORGE iBook teaser video

The teaser video of the FORGE iBook gives you a taste of the learning materials ...

WWW Gangnam style!

I was in Seoul last week for the 23rd World Wide Web conference. This year, ...

My new iBooks are in the Apple Store

The Open University has published two new interactive iBooks, which are available to download for ...

Special Issue: Cloud Education Environments

Alexander Mikroyannidis is a guest editor of the Special Issue on Cloud Education Environments published ...

WWW 2014 Tutorial: Online Learning and Linked Data – Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Alexander Mikroyannidis is organising a tutorial at the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference – ...

FORGE has kicked-off!

Last week saw the kick-off meeting of the FORGE project (Forging Online Education through FIRE). ...

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

We have two positions at our lab in two projects which will apply our work ...

Personal Learning Environments for Inquiry-Based Learning

Alexander Mikroyannidis presented a paper on Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) for Inquiry-Based Learning last week ...

Online Learning and Linked Data at WWW 2013

Alexander Mikroyannidis organised a tutorial about Online Learning and Linked Data on May 13 at ...

The 2nd International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments

The 2nd annual International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments (WCLOUD 2013) took place on May ...

A successful end for the ROLE project

The final review of the ROLE project took place last month in Luxembourg, and the ...

The 2nd International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments

Building on the success of the 1st International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments (WCLOUD 2012) ...

Taking education to the cloud!

Last month, Alexander Mikroyannidis co-organised the 1st International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments (WCLOUD 2012) ...

Seminar: Introduction to Responsive Open Learning Environments

Alexander Mikroyannidis delivered a seminar about Responsive Open Learning Environments on July 18 at the ...

International Workshop on Cloud Education Environments

Alexander Mikroyannidis is co-organising an international workshop on Cloud Education Environments, on November 15-16 in ...

The 4th ROLE Widget Enchantment Contest is now open

Do you have a cool idea about a learning widget or app that you would ...

Build your Responsive Open Learning Environment – Workshop at the PLE conference

Would you like to learn about widgets and how you can build your personalised learning ...

Build your Personal Learning Environment

ROLE project partners delivered a number of sessions in last week’s JTEL Summer School in ...

How can I become a self-regulated learner?

If you’d like to learn more about Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) and how you can become a self-regulated ...

Gmail Tap: Who needs 26 keys anyway?

Last year Google revolutionised emails with Gmail Motion, this year they went with Gmail Tap. Why bother ...

Social media trends in 2012

What will be the major social media trends in 2012? According to this article, smartphones ...

Santa’s new helper

Christmas eve is coming soon, the busiest day of the year for Santa Claus 🙂 ...

Free online course about Responsive Open Learning Environments

What is a widget? What is a Personal Learning Environment? How can I start building ...

I am not a robot. I am a unicorn.

Conversations with chat bots can be quite amusing. Their intelligence hasn’t yet evolved to a ...

ROLE widget contest

The ROLE project (Responsive Open Learning Environments) is organising a Widget Enchantment Contest. Build a ...

Linked Data at the Open University and the ROLE project

The Open University and the Lucero project have recently launched data.open.ac.uk, an RDF repository of ...

Google launches Gmail Motion

Tired of sitting on your desk, typing and clicking? Well, Google is changing this! Try ...

A Semantic Web service for the lazy blogger

If you’re one of the bloggers that love to blog but never seem to find ...

UK Institute of Web Science announced

Gordon Brown announced yesterday the establishment of a UK Institute of Web Science, aiming to ...

Reinventing reading (?)

In anticipation of the big announcement of the new tablet / e-reader by Apple next ...

1 year old…

A year ago, I was starting this blog, after taking a break from loads of ...

12 days of Christmas!

In anticipation of the Christmas holidays, here’s an intoxicating video I fished on YouTube. Enjoy! ...

Finding your way in Google Wave

If you’re lucky enough to hold a Google Wave account, or just want to learn ...

Whatever you want to ask about the Semantic Web…

…you can ask at the Semantic Overflow. A Semantic Web expert will (hopefully) pick this ...

Social search now by Google

Google has just launched a new search service based on social data: Google Social Search. ...

A tribute to GeoCities

As of today, GeoCities belongs to the past. After almost 15 years of offering free ...

Raw Data Now in the UK update

The implementation of Sir Tim’s “Raw Data Now” vision is well under way in the ...

What is an ontology anyway?

Chances are anyone who has come across the terms ‘Semantic Web’ or ‘Web 3.0’, has ...

Semantics at the New York Times

Who says the Semantic Web exists only in the minds of academics? Last week, at ...

Raw Data Now in the UK

Good news from the Raw Data Now front. Tim Berners-Lee has been asked by Gordon ...

I am in control

I’m not much into gaming consoles, but we are talking about a real breakthrough here. ...

Web 3.0, Linked Data and the Semantic Web

Greg Boutin, founder of Growthroute Ventures, recently posted a series of articles about the latest ...

New look and feel!

alexmikro.net now has a shiny new look and feel based on the Streamline theme by ...

Raw Data Now!

Tim Berners-Lee, father of the World Wide Web and the Semantic Web, talked in TED ...

The Semantic Web in our mailboxes

Can the Semantic Web improve the way we send and receive email? Yes, according to ...

Semantics in Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is about replacing desktop-based computing resources with internet-based ones. The driving concept is ...

The dancing eyebrows

I’m not really a fan of Cadbury chocolate, but I love their ads! The latest ...

Innovative startups for 2009

Erick Schonfeld, editor in TechCrunch, is wondering about the kinds of innovative startups we mostly ...

The Social Web and the future of journalism

The emerging Social Web technologies, such as blogging, micro-blogging, podcasting, etc, can be seen as ...

BBC adopting the Semantic Web

Being a major content owner, the BBC is using Semantic Web technologies to efficiently manipulate ...

Blogging with Calais

The Calais initiative by Thomson Reuters is an excellent example of Semantic Web technologies being ...

Licensed to blog

Today’s User Friendly comic strip brings up a rather intriguing question about blogging: Well, that’s ...

The Semantic Web vision

The Semantic Web aims at expressing web content in machine-processable forms, so that it is ...

Our privacy on the Social Web

How is well is our privacy protected on the Social Web? Of course, you can ...

The Social Web in plain English

The Social Web offers lots of opportunities for social networking. Through sites like Facebook, MySpace, ...

The Social Web and You

Web 2.0 can best be described as the accumulation of new web-based collaboration technologies, such ...

New Year’s TV nostalgia

Being back in Greece for the holidays, I caught a glimpse of New Year’s programmes ...

A year ends, a blog begins…

Last day of 2008; first day (and grand opening!) of this blog! As we are ...