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Nicholas Freear

  • PhD
  • Educational Technology Developer (IET)
  • Open University
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in Nicholas's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 1Followers

Research interests

internationalizationonline-learninge-learningprogramminghtml5open sourcesoftwareaccessibility


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 TeSLA, APPLAuD, nQuire-it, Open Media Player, OU embeds, LACE and Juxtalearn. I also help colleagues with accessibility testing of the OU's student and staff facing sites and software services. Past projects include Track OER, iSpot-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. < > < >

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Recent publications

  • Moodle 2 for Teaching 4-9 Year Olds Beginner's Guide

    • Freear N
  • Automated Visual Inspection for the Quality Control of Pad Printing

    • Freear N

Professional experience

Educational Technology Developer (IET)

The Open University

January 2008 - Present

Technical Developer (LTS)

The Open University

November 2005 - December 2007(2 years)

Software Engineer (Aurix Ltd. - 20/20 Speech)


January 2001 - April 2004(3 years)



University of Birmingham

July 1997 - November 2001(4 years)


University of Birmingham

September 1994 - September 1997(3 years)