Currently browsing tag


Report from the Web Summit in Lisbon

The Web Summit, dubbed the largest technology marketplace event in Europe, is a renowned meeting place for Web innovators and start-up companies. Web Science Institute directors Susan Halford and Leslie Carr attended to discover what the business community have planned for the future of the Web. Paddy Cosgrave certainly knows how to put on a show. His first Web Summit, held in a hotel outside Dublin in 2009, attracted fewer than 400 participants. 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Web Science Summer School 2014

Next week sees the University of Southampton Web Science Institute play host to the inaugural Web Science Summer School.  It aims to provide comprehensive education and networking opportunities to the next generation of Web Scientists. Official participant registration is closed, but staff and students of the University can still informally attend the keynote speeches for free. Continue reading →