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Kevin McLeod BSc

Senior Learning and Teaching Technologies Manager



Kevin is Senior Learning and Teaching Technologies Manager in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University. He has a degree in Computing and has worked at the university for over twenty years in a variety of technology focussed development and management roles.

His team are responsible for educational technology research and development, technical support and management of research laboratories, audio visual support for lab and research project activities, specialist computing and mobile hardware, management and support of server infrastructure and platforms.

The team have achieved four OU teaching awards for innovative educational technology.



Scanlon, Eileen; Herodotou, Christothea and McLeod, Kevin. (). Community Citizen Inquiry: The Case of nQuire. In: Proceedings of the European Distance and eLearning Network Conference 2023, 18-20 Jun 2023, Dublin.
Iniesto, Francisco; Coughlan, Tim; Lister, Kate; Devine, Peter; Freear, Nicholas D.; Greenwood, Richard; Holmes, Wayne; Kenny, Ian; McLeod, Kevin and Tudor, Ruth. (). Creating ‘a simple conversation’: Designing a conversational user interface to improve the experience of accessing support for study. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing.


Herodotou, Christothea; Twiner, Alison; Scanlon, Eileen; McLeod, Kevin and Seale, Jane. (). From participants to creators: Considerations for community-led citizen science. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences - ICLS 2022, International Society of the Learning Sciences, Hiroshima, Japan, 11-18.


Scanlon, Eileen; Herodotou, Christothea; Sharples, Mike and McLeod, Kevin. (). nQuire: citizens acting as scientists in massive open online learning. In: L@S '20: Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale, 12-14 Aug 2020, Virtual event, USA.


Sharples, Mike; Aristeidou, Maria; Herodotou, Christothea; McLeod, Kevin and Scanlon, Eileen. (). Inquiry learning at scale: pedagogy-informed design of a platform for citizen inquiry. In: L@S 2019: Sixth ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale, 24-25 Jun 2019, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


Woods, Will; McLeod, Kevin and Ansine, Janice (). Supporting Mobile Learning and Citizen Science Through iSpot. In: Crompton, Helen and Traxler, John eds. Mobile Learning and STEM: Case Studies in Practice Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 69-86.