Digital Economy USRG

DE lunch 30th April – UBHave

April 30, 2012
by Graeme Earl

Here is the storify summarising @mark_weal ‘s talk on UBHave.


It’s not just technology

April 30, 2012
by Karen Woods

Are today’s laws adequate for the digital economy? Roksana Moore from the University of Southampton is looking at privacy, IP and regulation across international boundaries as part of her lecturing duties.

She’s teaching students about these matters both within the Law School and in the Doctoral Training Centre for Web Science as part of ILAWS, the Institute for Law and the Web at Southampton.

Roksana told me her students are interested in issues surrounding open sourcing regulation, patent protection and DNA computing.


sotonDE on Weibo

April 30, 2012
by Sotonde

DE lunch 30th April #sotonweibo

Avatar photoApril 30, 2012
by Lisa Harris

Here is the first Storify from today’s event and the slides are below:

Social Network Analysis Event

Avatar photoApril 28, 2012
by Lisa Harris

Great event in London yesterday – details and useful links (especially for Digital Marketing and Web Science MSc/PhD students) can be accessed from the Storify below. Web access was limited at the venue (I *love* Eduroam!) so comments from other attendees would be most welcome (it wasn’t just me there, really…)

SMiLE media summary

April 23, 2012
by Graeme Earl

The #caasoton website now has a summary of related materials from the conference on the web. This includes details of the storify, twitter, delicious, slideshare, blog posts and videos. Please contact us via @caasoton if we have missed your content!


CAA2012 On the web

Digital Literacy Conference #sotondiglit

Avatar photoApril 23, 2012
by Lisa Harris

Centre for Innovation in Technology and Education

Digital Literacy Conference

14th June 2012, 10am – 4pm  at Wide Lane, Southampton Airport

 This FREE event (#sotondiglit) is open to staff, students and visitors who want to know more about how the ways in which we teach and learn are changing.

You can register here

There will be ‘unkeynote’ sessions led by:

Sue Beckingham (@suebecks) from Sheffield Hallam University is an Educational Developer with a research interest in the use of social media in education

Doug Belshaw (@dajbelshaw) is from JISC infoNet where he researches open educational resources, mobile learning and digital literacies

Cristina Costa (@cristinacost) is from the University of Salford where she researches the implications of the social web for teaching, learning, research, and public engagement

Steve Wheeler (@timbuckteeth) is from the University of Plymouth and a prolific edublogger on the social and cultural impact of disruptive technologies in education

What is Digital Literacy and why should you care? J Digital technologies influence how we:

  • collect, manage and evaluate online information
  • build an online identity for personal or career development
  • create and curate content in both written and visual media
  • communicate for networking, collaboration and project management purposes
  • deal with privacy and security issues
  • participate in events remotely and face to face

Please get in touch with Fiona ( @fionajharvey) or Lisa ( @lisaharris) if you have a digital literacy project that you would like to discuss or demonstrate at this event. You can choose any of the following presentation options: Pecha kucha, BYO laptop, demonstration, poster, café session….

Archaeology Seminar: Custom Acquisition and Workflow Integration in Cultural Heritage Applications

April 8, 2012
by Graeme Earl

Dr Tim Weyrich (UCL Graphics) will be talking in the Archaeological Computing Research Group Lab (Room 3043 B65a) at Avenue Campus on Thursday 26th April 3-5pm.


More details on the sotonDH site:

Tweeting Theo is good news for business

April 4, 2012
by Karen Woods

The University of Southampton has so many enterprising and tech-savvy students.

Third year BSc Management student Emilie Prior told me how she put her digital marketing skills to good use by impressing business expert Theo Paphitis with a creative tweet.

Every week, the entrepreneur, best known for appearing on BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den, holds Small Business Sunday on Twitter (#sbs). He invites messages from fledgling companies for two hours, then retweets his six favourites to his 243,000 followers.

Emilie has worked for the Salisbury-based company since the beginning of her time at university. Among its products are bed linen and tablecloths etc that can be ‘doodled’ on with special pens. The innovative textiles can then be washed clean and drawn on again. Emilie’s tweet was a picture of a specially doodled pillowcase dedicated to Theo.

“The reaction was amazing,” says Emilie. “It was great promotion for the company and certainly raised our profile – we quickly got 200 new followers to our account @doodlebystitch

Emilie has enjoyed learning about cutting edge digital marketing techniques with Dr Lisa Harris and Tom Chapman at the Southampton Management School and plans to pursue her interest in this field after graduation.

PhD Opportunities in Web Science

Avatar photoApril 2, 2012
by Lisa Harris

Offer: A fully funded 4-year MSc/PhD studentship – annual stipend £13,590.00 (tax free) and all fees paid (Equals a monthly pay of £1,130)

Topic: Anything relevant to the Web, Social Networking, Semantic Web, e-commerce, e-learning etc.

We have 10 studentship opportunities to start this October. No need for computer science or programming experience.

The 4-year programme consists of a one year taught MSc course and then a 3-year PhD programme. Currently, we have students from the following disciplines:

* Law * Sociology * Economics * Geography * Electronics * Global Politics

* Psychology * Software Engineering * ITO * Archaeological Science

* History of Art * Criminal Justice * Museum Studies * Management

* International Relations * Philosophy * Multimedia applications

* National Sciences * Archaeology * Physics * Internet Engineering

* Computer Security * Computer Science

“The Web is one of the most disruptive and transformative innovations we have ever witnessed. We must understand the forces that have shaped it, anticipate its evolution and determine its future social and economic impact. But we must also research a next generation of the Web.” Professor Nigel Shadbolt, Research Director, Doctoral Training Centre.

We offer you the chance to be part of this new, exciting and pioneering research area.

Check out the PhD opportunities at the Web Science Doctoral Training Centre:

Application deadline: 31st May 2012