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Dr Nick Freear

Profile summary

  • Educational Technology Developer
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies

Professional biography

I work in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, where I contribute Web and application development and experience making software accessible. Current and recent projects include nQuire-it, the Open Media PlayerOU embeds, LACE and Juxtalearn. Also help colleagues with accessibility testing of the OU's student and staff facing sites and software services.

Past projects include Track OERiSpot-embeds, Professional Development (private), free/open-source CloudEngine and its sister project Cloudworks, and the Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME). Also, MALT Wiki, OLnet, and the Knowledge Network.

I joined IET in January 2008 following 2 years in Learning and Teaching Solutions working as a Technical Developer on the Open University Virtual Learning Environment project (Moodle).

You can see IET's and my open source code on GitHub:

Other profiles/ details:


Help us fund accessibility-related features. Please vote for Open Media Player in the Jisc Accessible by Design challenge.

Research interests

My particular interests are Web standards, accessibility, usability, HTML5, internationalization, e-learning, open source software and the Moodle virtual learning environment.

Publications

Moodle 2 for Teaching 4-9 Year Olds (2011-10-24)
Freear, Nicholas
Beginner's Guide
ISBN : 9781849513289 | Publisher : Packt Publishing | Published : Birmingham, UK

News

The OU is positive about carers

The OU has been awarded Carer Positive ‘established' status by Carers Scotland.

19th July 2018
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