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Observing The Web: ethics in a data-sharing world

This event took place on a sweltering day in London, in the offices of TaylorWessing. Thankfully, the space was air conditioned – essential on a day where outside temperatures rose to well above 30°C. Any discussion that involves the ethics of gathering, analysing and sharing data is always fascinating, given that there are so many situations and nuances that even Web Science students like myself haven’t previously considered, and this symposium didn’t disappoint. Continue reading →

WSI Distinguished Lecture with Tom Steinberg

Has the landscape of technology for good changed irrevocably since 2008? – An evening with Tom Steinberg Friday 8th July, 2016 - The Web Science Institute were delighted to host a Distinguished Lecture with Tom Steinberg, founder of mySociety, and leading expert on technologies for good. Tom spoke to an enthusiastic audience on the topic of ‘Digital Technologies in the Public Interest’. Continue reading →

Distinguished Lecture by Dr Ted Nelson: “Two Cheers for Now”

(Review written by Tom Davidson and Tom Rowledge and orginally posted on the Digichamps blog) Recently, WWW pioneer Dr Ted Nelson came to the University of Southampton to deliver a web science lecture; entitled ‘Two Cheers for Now’. Broadly speaking, this was a fascinating lecture covering the progress of the web to where it is today, alongside an examination of some of the alternatives that were developed alongside the world wide web. Continue reading →

Starting soon: two new mini-MOOCs for our Web Science series

The University of Southampton and FutureLearn have recently launched two new courses in the Web Science MOOC Series. The original 6 week Web Science MOOC needed an update (amazingly it’s nearly 3 years since we started on this journey!) We have now split that course into a number of 2 week mini-MOOCs, with updates to the existing content and plenty of new material. “The Power of Social Media“ (#FLSocialMedia) begins on 25th April. Continue reading →

University of Southampton MOOCs: the how and why

Kate and I were very pleased to present a summary of Southampton's progress with MOOCs and their impact within the classroom to FutureLearn's Partner Advisory Group Event yesterday. It was an honour (and a challenge!) to follow on from such inspirational and energetic speakers as Peter Horrocks, VC of the Open University, Simon Nelson the CEO of Futurelearn, Helena Gillespie Director of Teaching and Learning at UEA, and many others. Continue reading →

Bringing MOOCs into the Classroom

http://www.slideshare.net/lisaharris/bringing-moocs-into-the-classroom The last WSI / ILIaD lunch event of 2015 focused on the value our MOOCs are adding to 1) the University of Southampton brand and 2) the delivery of established courses at the University. You can watch a short summary video and the full presentations by Kate Dickens from ILIaD, Les Carr and Lisa Harris from WSI, and Kate Borthwick from LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. Continue reading →