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A Digital Economy Recipe for MOOCs

In a month's time the DE USRG will cease to exist, as it merges with the Web Science Institute. Since we took it over in 2011 we have focused on a few key areas: Firstly, the role of technological innovation in driving research-informed education, and this being digital economy research in its own right. The education sector is changing rapidly as we all appreciate and the place of technology is fundamental to this. Continue reading →

Research data and MOOCosystems

GPR data from Portus – Jessica Ogden I’ve spoken at a number of events recently about what I see as the potential for joining up MOOCs in order to create shared curricula. I have for example cross-referenced material in the Archaeology of Portus course to Coursera and Brown’s Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets course, and to the Coursera and Yale Roman Architecture course. Continue reading →

Burying the Digital

Clay tablet (wikipedia) I am at Museums and the Web this week in Baltimore. I was sat next to @trinkermedia and we were talking enthusiastically about  the physical, tangible and the interactive digital (as usual). Over the last few years we have been digitising very large collections of cuneiform tablets and are mid way through developing an open source Reflectance Transformation Imaging web renderer that will allow interaction with these on mobile devices and desktops. Continue reading →

My Archaeologist is an App

Talking at a University of Southampton seminar from Portus. Photo: Hembo Pagi I’ve now listened to the second of the excellent programmes by @Sarah_Montague on @BBCRadio4 about the revolution in educational technology, and also the interesting discussion this morning on @BBCr4today between Professor Mary Beard (Cambridge), Professor Martin Bean (VC of the Open University) and Sarah Montague. Continue reading →

Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities: Big Data Workshop

I spent today at the fascinating AHRC Big Data workshop: If you got lost (like me) @ahrcdigitrans Big Data workshop is under here :-) — Graeme Earl (@GraemeEarl) June 25, 2013 I made notes of what I saw as the headline issues, relating to the forthcoming funding call and what the AHRC considers of interest in the context of Big Data. The workshop was intended to influence the call. Continue reading →

#CAAPerth Day Four

<Live blog> 11:38 Interesting to get statistics on usage in the field next season – can get at issues then of serendipitous discovery perhaps. Also discussion of potential impact (good and bad) on evolving archaeology on the site of accessing information before it has been in some way checked or otherwise curated. Also is the immediacy of connection between the field and the spceialists. This relates to ongoing work on fieldwork ethnographies as part of the RCUK Patina Project. Continue reading →

#CAAPerth Day Three

I am jumping between sessions today. <live blog> 10:46 Off to chair session S30 – Computational approaches towards artefacts studies (on behalf of Eleni Kotoula). Session starting at 11:00. 10:45 Examining spatial relationships along the street front. 10:42 Explored overlapping isovists to explore movement around the city, and visual overlaps in order to create visibility connections. Continue reading →

#CAAPerth Day Two – opening and first keynote

Day two at @CAAPerth started with an introduction to the conference by Gary Lock. He thanked in particular Arianna Traviglia who brought this week’s events to fruition. Thanks Arianna! Gary noted that c. 250 had made it to CAA this year – the 41st year CAA has run – with at least 100 from Australia, representing another increase in CAA#s audience. Gary also noted the Nick Ryan bursary which is for current students. Continue reading →

sotonDH Narrative Workshop

Timetable: Tea and Coffee from 9:30am Morning presentations 10-12:30 We have the following confirmed short (10 minute) talks: Terhi Nurmikko: Narrative structures and literary borrowing techniques in Assyriology Martyn Harris: Samtla – Domain-Specific Search Through Statistical Language Modelling Paul Rissen: The Web as a Story Medium Matthew Tyler-Jones: National Trust and Visitor Narratives Mark Weal: Chawton House project Dave Millard: Strange Hypertexts Charlie Hargood: Adaptive... Continue reading →