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Learning in the Network Age: Round 2

Our Learning in the Network Age MOOC with FutureLearn is running again for two weeks from 24th July. You can sign up here. The web is having a significant impact on the way we learn. Learning today is much more than just attending lectures and classes. It involves interacting with a powerful online and offline network of people, technology, services and information in ways, places and times of our choosing. Continue reading →

WSI Lunch Seminar: Data Literacy

Last week at our regular WSI lunch event, two of the guest editors of the Journal of Community of Informatics Special Issue on Data Literacy, Johanna Walker and Mark Frank, presented an overview of the journal and talked about some of their own adventures in data literacy that had brought them to the subject. In the first part of the talk they discussed approaches to defining data literacy. Continue reading →

Web Science students interview Vice Chancellor

Web Science undergraduates and Student Digital Champions Tom Davidson and Tom Rowledge, together with Education PhD students Sharifa Al'Adawi and Abdulsalam Almanthari, recently interviewed the Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Christopher Snowden. The objective was to raise awareness of the Researching Assessment Practices (RAP) strategy and encourage more students to participate in the project. Continue reading →

A triple bill of great events

Adapted from a post published on the Digichamps blog written by Tom Davidson Busy week: Anni Rowland-Campbell, W3C UKI Launch, and Professor Jeanette Hoffman/ Digichamps ©2016 Friday, 14 October was a busy day to round off a busy week for the Southampton Web Science Institute. On Tuesday, the Institute held the first distinguished lecture of the week, welcoming Anni Rowland-Campbell who spoke about social machines in a talk that was very interesting and well received. Continue reading →

Web Science: the age of the social machine

Originally written and published on the Web Science Trust blog by Tim O'Riordan. At the Web Science Institute seminar held earlier this week WST board advisor, Anni Rowland-Campbell spoke on the socio-technical changes that are happening in the world as a result of the Social Machine, which began with the World Wide Web. The talk focused on Tim Berners-Lee's proposal of the Web where the “people do the creative work and the machine does the administration”1. Continue reading →