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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 …

The Virtual Choir

An end of MOOC present from the Web Science team, performed by Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir. 8409 videos featuring 5905 singers from 101 countries. Best played very loudly! )

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 →

The growth of #FLwebsci use on Twitter

A few weeks ago now, I posted about a visualisation I had made about the network of users on Twitter who were using the hashtag #FLwebsci. Today, I have made an updated visualisation to reflect the use of this tag and how it is developing: The first thing that is immediately noticeable from this is the increased size of the overall network. The use of the hashtag is clearly spreading – more and more people are tweeting with it as the MOOC progresses. Continue reading →