Cog Wheel

What is the CRC and what do we do?

The CRC undertakes distinctive, leading edge research in software and processes that underpin knowledge management, communication, learning, and interactions among humans and machines.

Our portfolio of work, described in this website, weaves a rich multi-disciplinary tapestry, representing Knowledge Media, Semantic Web and Ontologies, Human-Computer Interaction, Hypermedia, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Social Software, Software Requirements Engineering and Design, and Empirical Studies of Software Development.

Much of our work leverages the competitive advantage of the Open University as the world's largest and best distance and e-learning organization, enabling us to anticipate how learners will be working in a networked world, and grounds our technologies in the reality of the infrastructure that learners have, or will shortly have, at home and at work.