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Cybersecurity at Southampton

In week 3 we move from networks to the challenges of cyber security. MOOC learners may be interested in finding out more about the University's activities in this area: Protecting users against the dangers of the “dark web” is one of the activities of the GCHQ/EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence for Research in Cyber Security at the University of Southampton. Continue reading →

Tim Berners-Lee in the news

Current Web challenges and opportunities are keeping Tim Berners-Lee busy at the moment! Web Science MOOC learners may be interested in these links: #radio4 @timberners_lee to edit the Today programme for a day— Wendy Hall (@DameWendyDBE) November 20, 2013 BBC News @TimBerners_Lee says 'surveillance threatens web' http://t. Continue reading →

Why not set up study groups on Meet Up?

We are looking forward to the MOOC-up at the University tomorrow, but we realise that only people based within a reasonable travelling distance will be able to attend in person. It is quite likely that a number of MOOC participants will be be based in major centres such as London or Manchester, and indeed there could well be small groups of people anywhere in the world who live or work within a reasonable distance of each other. Continue reading →

Meet the MOOC-sters, for real!

There’s an opportunity for a face-to-face meet up at Southampton on Nov 18th starting from 4pm GMT - if you are based locally and you’d like to come and talk to us "in the flesh" then please register here If you really want to make a trip of it, the next day sees the Creative Digifest #SXSC3 taking place in Southampton - a free event to find out more about setting up a digital business. A number of the Southampton staff and students will be attending and taking part in this event. Continue reading →

Google Hangout for #FLwebsci on Monday

Very shortly you will have the chance to compare your use of the Web with other MOOC participants across the world, to discover the diversity of experiences that we label “World Wide Web”. This panel discussion will happen on Google Hangout on Monday, 18th November at 12 noon GMT. You will be sent an email with details of how to access this. For those of you unable to make this ‘live’, a recording will be made available to view after the event. Continue reading →