Richard Seaton joined the Open University as a full-time lecturer in 1999 having been an associate lecturer for some eight years prior to that.
spent some twenty years in the telecommunications and computer industries working for companies as varied as GEC Telecommunications
and a start-up computer company at Aston University's
ran the Communications Technology section at Coventry Technical College
prior to moving to the OU.
has written on a variety of distance learning courses both in Technology and with colleagues in both the Arts and Maths & Computing Faculties.
Courses include T209: ICTs: People and Interactions, T224: Computers and Processors, TA225: The Technology of Music, T228: Cisco Networking and M226: Computing: a work-based approach which is due for presentation soon.
was production chair of T121: ICTs at Work.
external activities include membership of Information Communication Technology Skills Action Group
, a forum comprising members from industry and academe concerned with skills development in the ICT
sector, and a council member of the European Association for Education
in Electrical and Information Engineering.
Research interests include digital wireless broadcasting, audio history and restoration and distance teaching particularly using mobile technologies.
He is currently Programme Director for Undergraduate Technologies Programme Committee.