Currently browsing author

Page 3

Microsoft and British Council Deep Learning Event, Kuala Lumpur

I'm on my way to Kuala Lumpur to talk about MOOCs and Curriculum Innovation at an event organised by Microsoft and the British Council. UPDATE 13th May - Storifys of tweets from the #ASEANDeepLearning event have now been added below the slides. 1. For the panel discussion (Monday 11th May) 2. For the keynote (Tuesday 12th May) http://www.slideshare. Continue reading →

Open Data 4 Development Project

Web Science Researchers Mark Frank and Johanna Walker have completed their Open Data 4 Development project 'User Centered Methods for Measuring the Value of Open Data'. The project attempts to derive 'bottom-up' methods for understanding the most valuable attributes of Open Data by looking at challenges experienced by third sector organisations in the UK and India and establishing what characteristics Open Data needs in order to be useful. Continue reading →

Web Science Public Engagement Lecture

Web Science iPhD students are hosting a Public Engagement Lecture to discuss a series of Computational topics as they relate to the socio-technical nature of the World Wide Web. Web Science explores the technologies, policies and practices of the interchange of data, information and knowledge, on the web in a cross & multi-disciplinary fashion. Students come from many different backgrounds. Continue reading →

WSI Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Evelyn Ruppert

By Digichamps Sylvian Jesudoss and Elena Tsarkova On the 22nd January at the University of Southampton, there was a fantastic opportunity to attend the first WSI distinguished lecture of the year by Evelyn Ruppert, Professor at Goldsmiths University of London. She is also editor-in-chief of a new journal titled “Big Data and Society” and dedicated her lecture to “Reflection on Big Data and Society: visualizing an emerging field”. Continue reading →

Open Data Institute Summit 2014

By Johanna Walker, Web Science PhD Student The conference consisted of 4 sessions; innovation, real life applications, culture and the future and involved 37 speakers, touching on areas from Amazon Web Services’ partnership with NASA to 3D printing to digitizing Burkina Faso to audio visual artworks. The mixture of formats allowed attendees to hear from academics, practitioners, government, publishers, producers, consumers and champions of Open Data. Continue reading →

Barry Wellman Distinguished Lecture

This review of the evening has been written by Digichamps Sylvian Jesudoss and Elena Tsarkova On 31st of October at the University of Southampton, we had a unique chance to attend the distinguished lecture by Professor Barry Wellman, organised by Web Science Institute. Barry Wellman is a Canadian-American sociologist and currently director of NetLab at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. Continue reading →