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[ba-ohs-talk] Java job, 2 yrs: Visual Hypertext for Collaborative Modelling (Knowledge Media Inst, Open U., UK)


Argument/Issue Mapping Colleagues,    (01)

Below details of a post to develop Mifflin, a hypertext tool
supporting the Compendium approach integrating IBIS-based argument
mapping and collaborative modelling.    (02)

Simon    (03)

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The Open University, UK
Knowledge Media Institute    (05)

Java Developer/Researcher: Visual Hypertext for Collaborative Modelling
(2 year post, No. 16432)
Further particulars: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/news/coakting-comp-partics.html    (06)

Summary    (07)

The Open University's Knowledge Media Institute has an opening for a
motivated Java developer to work on the Mifflin hypertext system, a
Java application for mediating online and face-to-face meetings via
visual maps. We are looking for a developer (possibly also with
research interests), to extend Mifflin to integrate with other
collaborative knowledge technologies, as part of the EPSRC funded
CoAKTinG project to support remote scientific collaboration
[http://www.aktors.org/coakting]. The two  year appointment, starting
June 2002, will be made on the Research staff salary scale 17,626 -
26,491 pa, depending on qualifications and experience. There will be
the opportunity to develop/continue a research career if desired. As
well as experience in developing interactive Java applications, any
of the following will be advantageous: Swing; XML; MS Access; SQL; MS
Office programming; hypermedia systems, plus a keen interest in user
interface design and collaborative processes.    (08)

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is an expanding, 60 strong
interdisciplinary laboratory founded at The Open University in 1995,
and located in purpose designed research environment at The Open
University an hour north of London. KMi undertakes advanced research
and development in Knowledge Media: the convergence of knowledge,
communication and learning technologies. We offer a stimulating and
well-endowed research environment, widely acknowledged to be at the
leading edge of European research and development.    (09)


Closing date for applications: 28 March, 2002
Interviews: 8-12 April, 2002    (010)

The project leader is Dr Simon Buckingham Shum, to whom informal
enquiries may also be made [sbs@acm.org; Tel. +44 (0)1908 655723].    (011)

The application form is linked electronically to the Further
Particulars [http://kmi.open.ac.uk/news/coakting-comp-partics.html],
and should be emailed to Ms. Ortenz Rose [O.Rose@open.ac.uk], or
posted to her at: Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, Milton
Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK. Tel. +44 (0)1908 653800, Fax +44 (0)1908 653169.
A paper application form may also be obtained from here.    (012)

THIS POST IS OPEN TO INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL APPLICANTS.    (013)

Disabled applicants whose skills and experience meet the requirements
of the job will be interviewed. Please let us know if you need your
copy of the further particulars in large print, on computer disk, or
on audio cassette tape. Hearing impaired persons may make enquiries
on Milton Keynes (01908) 654901 (Minicom answerphone).    (014)

Equal Opportunity is University Policy.    (015)

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  Dr Simon Buckingham Shum                            sbs@acm.org
  Senior Lecturer                       http://kmi.open.ac.uk/sbs
  Knowledge Media Institute
  The Open University                     Tel: +44 (0)1908-655723
  Milton Keynes                 Fax: +44  (0)1908-653169 [office]
  MK7 6AA, UK                  eFax: +44 (0)870-122-8765 [direct]
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  Jnl. Interactive Media in Education: http://www-jime.open.ac.uk
  "All models are wrong, but some are useful"   W. Edwards Deming    (016)