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Dr Nick Freear

Educational Technology Developer

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 Our Journey, IDO Mobile Moodle and GDPR. I also help colleagues with accessibility testing of the OU's student and staff facing sites and software services.

Past projects include TESLA, Applaud,nQuire-it, the Open Media Player, OU embeds, LACE and JuxtalearnTrack 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:

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Project Logo ADMINS (Assistants to the Disclosure and Management of Information about Needs and Support) 2019 - 2020


TeSLA (An Adaptive Trust-based e-assessment system for learning) 2016 - 2018
Project Logo LACE (Learning Analytics Community Exchange) 2014 - 2016
Linked Journeys 2019 - 2020
Project Logo MAZI (MAZI:Developing a DIY networking toolkit for location-based collective awareness ) 2016 - 2018
Project Logo Our Journey 2019 - 2020
Supportive Automated Feedback for Short Essay Answers 2012 - 2014