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Curriculum Innovation & MOOCs: our contributions to ILIaD Launch

The launch of our new Institute for Innovation, Learning and Development (ILIaD) was an ideal opportunity to share some of the work we have been doing recently with MOOCs and Curriculum Innovation. The event was great fun and well supported. The full programme is available here. The University of Southampton’s Vision 2020 states that over the next few years we will “revolutionise education”. Continue reading →

MOOCs, MOOCs and more MOOCs…

There are a number of FutureLearn MOOCs about to start which may be of interest to students, staff, alumni… For students coming up to dissertations and/or preparing for the workplace: (University of Auckland, starts 6/10 ) This course is a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis that emphasises fundamental concepts and practical skills. https://www.futurelearn. Continue reading →

MOOCs – where next?

In a recent post we discussed the background to our MOOC work which has evolved from the Digital Economy Research Group's emphasis on bringing inter-disciplinary research into education. This has been specifically progressed through curriculum innovation modules and a number of collaborative projects working with students as partners. Continue reading →

Reflections on the WSI launch

Guest post by Natasha Webb (Honorary Digichamp for the day - thanks Natasha!) “This is not just about the technology, it's about the people…this is about what people do with the Web.” - Professor Dame Wendy Hall Adopted by the Digichamps for a day, I was fortunate enough to attend the launch of the Web Science Institute (WSI) earlier this month at the Royal Society in London. Continue reading →

WSI input to Interdisciplinary Week

Graeme Earl, Les Carr, Chris Phethean and myself had a great interactive session this morning on the Digital University: Live blogging from #IDRW2014 this morning. Link here talking about the Digital University. @intersoton @digichamps — Alex Hovden (@WheelsOnFire92) March 27, 2014 @lescarr and @Graemeearl demonstrating speed dating opportunities at #idrw2014 pic.twitter. Continue reading →