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Sensors, gadgets and fieldwork

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Graham Healing
4 November 2014

The Internet of Green Things: Citizen Science and Sensing Technologies is a new project (part of MK:Smart) that will support citizen-science investigations based on biological and environmental monitoring in Milton Keynes. These investigations will combine data from a sensor network with observation and recording by citizens and school children.

In this E-learning Community session, colleagues from around the OU will share short briefings about current projects and developments that could engage the public and support citizen science. This will be followed by a short participatory workshop where you can help shape The Internet of Green Things. How would you want to use sensors in the environment? What local issues could be addressed by citizen science and sensing technologies? What educational tools could support these investigations? How can we evaluate teaching and learning in these contexts?

Date: 11th November 2014

Time: 10:00 – 12:30

Location: Library Seminar Rooms 1 & 2

Feel free to attend all or some of this event:


  • 10:00 – 11:15  Sensors, gadgets and fieldwork in OU projects.
      • Gadgets and sensors for fieldwork – Jon Rosewell, Paul Hogan
      • Field Network System - Trevor Collins
      • Smartphones and environmental engineering – Shahram Taherzadeh and Suresh Nesaratnam
      • iSpot – Martin Harvey and Will Woods
      • nQuire – Mike Sharples
      • Situ8 – Liz Fitzgerald
      • Treezilla – Janice Ansine
  • 11:15 – 11:30      Coffee
  • 11:30 – 11:40      Introduction to Internet of green things project – Jon Rosewell
      • What can we do with sensors in field studies – Sarah Davies / Trevor Collins
  • 11:40 – 12:30  Participatory workshop: Investigations for the Internet of Green Things


This event will be recorded and can be viewed shortly after the session via Stadium


If you plan to attend, have any queries or wish to suggest a future event, please email

Details of future eLC events will be made available nearer each session and can also be found along with details of previous events, slides, notes and/or recordings on Cloudworks.

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