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WST 2014 Webinar Series – Web Observatories with Prof Dave de Roure

Please join us for the next in our series of Web Science Webinars for 2014. We are delighted to welcome Prof. Dave de Roure from the OeRC talk about Web Observatories, eResearch and the importance of collaboration/curation. Date:   Thursday, March 20, 2014 Time:   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Continue reading →

New Web Science Projects

The Web Science MOOC features the current research projects involving a number of staff and students at the University of Southampton. The next generation of work in this rapidly developing area is now coming onto the radar. Last month we held "Web Science Research Week" at the University of Southampton. Continue reading →
Contributing to the Web Science MOOC #FLwebsci

Contributing to the Web Science MOOC #FLwebsci

I recently had the pleasure of creating content for and facilitating the Web Science MOOC. Having previously taken part in MOOCs as a student, it was my first time being on the other end of a MOOC platform, and it was just as rewarding. Having to create a concise but informative introduction to my research was a challenge, but I …

Digital Literacy and #FLWebSci : Some Reflections

As we are now in the final hours of week 5, I thought it might be a good idea to pull together a few thoughts on what I have learned from the experience so far, and its implications for Digital Literacies development within the University. Over the past 3 years we have drawn upon the Digital Economy Research Group as a vehicle for pioneering multidisciplinary research-led and technology-informed educational innovation here 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 →

The Web and Challenges to Gender

It’s tempting to believe that communicating on the Web is faceless, bodiless, and genderless. Indeed, this notion formed part of the basis of cyberfeminism, which envisioned a post-body, post-gender future inhabited by cyborgs. Without physical cues, an Internet user could be free to be anyone or anything without consequence.  While this may have been true 20 years ago (when this comic was published), it sadly is no longer. Continue reading →