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#WebSci13 is just 3 weeks away…

It is not too late to book your place in Paris :-) The Web demands new ways of working across traditional academic disciplines. Web Science builds skills and expertise in the technical underpinnings of the Web, the social processes that have shaped its evolution, and the impact of the Web on society. The presentations at #WebSci13 will address these contemporary issues across a wide range of applications from healthcare to cybersecurity. Continue reading →

Digital Literacies Conference 2013: Online Learning and MOOCs

The second Digital Literacies Conference will take place in Garden Court, Highfield    Campus on 24th April. This year's theme is "Online Learning and Massive Open Online Courses" (MOOCs) There will be contributions from people involved in the development of MOOCs from Edinburgh and the Open University (including Futurelearn) as well as the student perspective of what it is like to participate in a MOOC. Continue reading →

Blogging Workshop

Graeme Earl, Alison Simmance, Fiona Harvey, Peter Wheeler and myself went down to Avenue Campus the other day to run the first in a series of interactive blogging workshops. We were demonstrating the new University blogging system and we included a number of examples of how and why academics and students should be blogging effectively. Continue reading →

My experience as a Digital Champion at Random Hacks of Kindness (#RHoKSoton)

Random Hacks of Kindness was a delightful experience for the Digital Champions. Before the event we met twice to learn more about #RHoK, our tasks, and technologies that we were not familiar with, and that we were supposed to use during this social hacking weekend. Ivan (@IvanMelendezCh) was responsible for managing the Digital Champions and arranging the meet ups before the event, to let us know about the required tasks and technologies used during the weekend. Continue reading →

Live webcasts from the Internet Governance Forum

Join live webcasts and discussions from the Internet Governance Forum in Baku. Thanks to everyone who voted for Internet Governance Forum sessions we should take part in as part of the Southampton Remote Hub. We'll be following sessions on: cybercrime and rule of law; information and ethics; power, politics and internet filtering; social media and young people's freedom of expression; open knowledge in developing countries; and a session giving an overview of global Internet infrastructures. Continue reading →

Silicon Valley comes to Southampton StartUp Weekend

On 9th - 11th November Southampton University will be hosting a Silicon Valley comes to UK 2012 StartUp Weekend. It is a 56-hour, non-stop national competition where teams with individuals holding different skill sets compete to build a successful start-up business. The winner of last year’s event was Alejandro Saucedo from Southampton, and he is organising this year's event with Petar Trifonov and Mariam Elbadri, one of our Student Digital Champions. Continue reading →

The DE USRG at Digital Futures 2012 – DE All Hands

The DE USRG will be represented by approximately 16 delegates at Digital Futures 2012 next week, all of whom are involved in posters, papers, or demos. These include seven papers, demos or posters by students from the RCUK DE Web Science DTC. Keynote Delivering the Smart Grid: How digital technologies can change the way we generate, consume and think about energy - Alex Rogers Posters Christopher Phethean, Thanassis Tiropanis and Lisa Harris. Continue reading →