Digital Economy USRG

Digital Economy USRG Contributions to Web Science MOOC #FLwebsci

Avatar photoSeptember 18, 2013
by Lisa Harris

On 11th November 2013 the University of Southampton will be running its first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), focusing on Web Science – a taster of how the web is changing the world and how the world is changing the web. It will be the first of many courses that will be made available in partnership with platform provider FutureLearn for people to study online, for free, wherever they are based in the world. The MOOC will appeal as a taster for people considering more formal educational programmes in this area, or to anyone with a particular interest in the web and its relationship with business and society.

No prior subject knowledge is required to participate in the Web Science MOOC, just enthusiasm and willingness to engage in building a global online community of interest around the topic. The course lasts for 6 weeks, and each week will require 2-6 hours of study through a combination of video, articles, activities and interactions via social media.

Digital Economy will have a one week section of the MOOC, with contributions from Ian Brown, Chris Phethean, Reuben Binns, Lorraine Warren and myself. We will discuss how the web is enabling both new forms of digital business and the transformation of traditional business. The Course Team are all actively involved in researching different aspects of this topic, and collectively the contributions highlight how the abundance of digital data impacts upon the activities of a range of stakeholders – consumers, job seekers, recruiters and commercial operations, while enabling new business models and entrepreneurial opportunities to be developed.

If you are now sufficiently inspired to check out the Web Science MOOC, you can watch our promotional video and register for the course here

Below you can see myself, Chris and Reuben relaxing with the lovely camera crew Joe and Kerry after filming of our MOOC videos was completed :-)

Phew, all done :-)

Phew, all done :-)

Paper at British Academy of Management Conference, 2013

Avatar photoSeptember 17, 2013
by Lorraine Warren

Very enjoyable to present some of the work from my colleague Muhammad Nouman’s PhD at the British Academy of Management Conference at Aintree, Liverpool, last week.  The slides are here:

Upcoming Digital Economy Events: Autumn 2013

Avatar photoSeptember 9, 2013
by Lisa Harris

We have lots of goodies planned for the new term, and there are more still in the pipeline – please check out our DE Events page for more detail and ongoing updates.

All staff and students are welcome to attend DE events, which are normally held at lunchtimes and come with free sandwiches :-)

Events may feature one presenter or an entire project team. Usually they will showcase a particular aspect of multidisciplinary research and its implications for education. Speakers may be University staff or students, or external guests / project partners.

We also maintain an email list through which we circulate details of events, relevant conferences etc – please let us know if you would like to be added to the list.

DE2013 Open Digital Conference at MediaCity

Avatar photoSeptember 6, 2013
by Lisa Harris