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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 →

Redecentralize the Web: Event Report

A few weeks ago I went to an unconference called “redecentralize the web“. It was a two day event but I decided to go for just the Saturday as I needed at least some weekend downtime. The venue was excellent. It was hosted at the ThoughtWorks office in SoHo, London. Working wifi, nearly enough coffee, very good food (in 2015 geeks eat kale). My main goal for the day was to talk about the work we’ve done around the autodiscoverable Organisation Profile Documents. Continue reading →

Welcome to new Digital Champions!

It was great to see so many old and new faces at the Digital Champions "start of year lunch" the other day: From last year we have Tim O'Riordan, Sarah Hewitt, Gareth Beeston, Bartosz Paszcza (all from Web Science), Alex Hovden (Physics) and Sylvian Patrick (Digital Marketing). Newbies signed up so far this term are Amanda Herron, Hourik Sarafian and Ashley Stout (Digital Marketing) and Nic Fair and Dola Majekodunmi (Web Science) and there are more to come... Continue reading →