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Web Science researchers contributing at #DE2013MCUK

We will be invading Media City in Manchester next week for the Digital Economy's Open Digital Conference You can check out the full programme and follow #DE2013MCUK on twitter but here is a brief summary of the Southampton contributions: Professor Dame Wendy Hall will be delivering a keynote on Wednesday. She will discuss recent developments in “Openness” with specific focus upon the opportunities offered by the convergence of Open Data, Open Research and Open Learning. Continue reading →

Monday’s DE lunch postponed

Please note that Ben Mawson's talk advertised for Monday 22nd July has been postponed until 14th October. A full list of Digital Economy Autumn events will be available from this site shortly. On Monday you may wish to attend this Web Science DTC event instead: Our next guest lecture is on Monday (22nd July) in the B32 Coffee Room, starting with a buffet lunch at 12:00 Mary Ellen Zurko is a security architect and strategist at Cisco Systems. Continue reading →

Open Data Open Day 26th June

Meet the Open Data team! We're putting on an open day for all members of the university to come and discover what we do and how open data can help. We've booked the Access Grid Room and the Coffee Room in Building 32 (EEE) and will be running a series of talks, workshops and general 'get to know us' sessions throughout the day. Currently confirmed: Talks from members of the University community on how open data has helped them. Continue reading →

Raspberry Pi workshop

Really enjoyed last night’s Raspberry Pi Workshop at Southampton University, which was sponsored and organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, in collaboration with the Centre for Strategic Innovation and Dirk Gorissen, then part of Engineering and the Environment here. The session began with a demo from Simon Cox and an excellent introduction to parallel processing. Continue reading →

#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 →