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Open University in £40m campaign to create more computer scientists

The Open University in Milton Keynes is at the heart of a £40 million drive by the Government to help train more computer scientists. It is leading one of the five main themes – on university learners – being addressed at the new Institute of Coding.

Business Weekly


John Domingue – The Future of Education

Professor John Domingue, Director of the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute, discusses developments in technology which he sees impacting on education in the long and short term as part of our ‘future of education’ campaign.

OU News


Could blockchain technology improve our elections?

Lecturer in Law, Dr Robert Herian, active in the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area at the OU.

Dr Robert Herian, The Open University


The blockchain revolution: will universities use it, or abuse it?

Web 3.0 could revolutionise the way higher education is delivered, but will it be used as a force for good, asks Martin Hall

Martin Hall, The Times – Higher Education


How blockchain could be used to make trusts more transparent

Amid the outcry over David Cameron’s tax affairs is the UK prime minister’s intervention in 2013 to block EU transparency rules regarding offshore trusts. It was decided that trusts should not be held to the same standards as companies when it came to…

Robert Herian, The Conversation


Learning is Earning 2026

Imagine it's ten years in the future. You are one of ONE BILLION people who are using a new technology to track their learning and income. This new technology is know as THE LEDGER.

Institute for the Future (IFTF)


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Open University in £40m campaign to create more computer scientists

The Open University in Milton Keynes is at the heart of a £40 million drive by the Government to help train more computer scientists. It is leading one of the five main themes – on university learners – being addressed at the new Institute of Coding.

Business Weekly

Recent Talk

Using Blockchains and Semantics to Decentralise Personal Data

The increasing centralization of the Web, he says, has “ended up producing—with no deliberate action of the people who designed the platform—a large-scale emergent phenomenon which is anti-human.”
Vanity Fair Quoting Sir Tim Berners-Lee August 2018.

As highlighted by the Web’s inventor and by recent stories around the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica the over centralisation of, often personal, data generates significant problems for ordinary users. A related problem is that ‘data poor’ citizens can suffer through the denial of credit and more. Recently in the UK over 60 citizens were erroneously deported because of a lack of citizenship data.

At the OU we have been working on a semantic blockchain platform, LinkChain, which supports the decentralisation of personal data by through a combination of blockchain and Linked Data technologies. In the presentation I will give an overview of our platform and show some initial uses within the higher education space.

This event took place on the Tuesday 18th September 2018

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