David Chapman is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication and Systems Department. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Having previously worked as a design engineer on optical fibre communication systems with Plessey Telecommunications, he joined the Open University in 1986 and has contributed material on telecommunications and ICT to a wide range of courses. He was Director of the ICT Programme Committee from 2003 to 2006 and Head of the ICT Department from 2006 to 2007 (when a reorganisation saw the end of the department).
David is married with two sons, uses a bicycle to get to work even when it’s raining, and is a season-ticket holder for the MK Dons.
T. +44 1908 652919
Courses David has contributed to in recent years include:
- TU100 My Digital Life, (First presentation in Autumn 2011.)
- T325 Technologies for Digital Media (2009)
- T324 Keeping Ahead in Information and Communication Technologies (2007)
- T175 Networked Living: Exploring Information and Communication Technologies (2005.)
Also the discontinued courses T822 Multiservice Networks: structures, T823 Multiservice Networks: controls , T305 Digital Communications, T322 Digital Telecommunications, PT629 Digital Telecommunications: Transmission and T102 Living with technology.
David chaired the production of T305 and most of its presentations. Ten annual UK presentations (1999 – 2008) were studied by around 10,000 students in total. Associated with T305 were seven ground-breaking TV programmes produced by the BBC, including African Rennaisance which was also used in T324 and can be viewed on ITunes U.
- The nature of information, in collaboration with Magnus Ramage.
- ICT for development.
- Optical fibre communication (PhD thesis).
- Ramage, M. and Chapman, D. A. (eds.) (2011) Perspectives on Information, New York: Routledge
- ‘The Information Society’ Block 5 Part 1 of TU100: My Digital Life The Open University 2011
- ‘Geography is History’ Block 1 Part 4 of TU100: My Digital Life The Open University 2011
- Academic advisor for the OU-BBC collaboration on Digital Planet
- Academic advisor for OU-BBC co-production “The Virtual Revolution” (Winner of a digital Emmy and a Bafta)
- ‘Information and Meaning’. Presented at Cyber2008, Stockholm, November 2008
- (With Chris Bissell) ‘Keeping Ahead in ICT: A New Approach to Updating for Final Year Undergraduates’ SEFI and IGIP Joint Annual Conference 2007, Miskolc, Hungary 1st – 4th July 2007
- (With Chris Bissell and Adrian Poulton) ‘Enabling technologies’. Block 1 of Technologies for Digital Media. The Open University 2009
- (With Hazel Johnson and Gordon Wilson) ‘ICTs in an unequal world’. Block 3 Part 2 of Information and Communication Technologies in Context. The Open University 2007