Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Web science: how the web is changing the world - Open Course

Future Learn (@FutureLearn) the British version of Coursera (which offers Massive Open Online Courses) invites to join the open and free Web Science course (the course is managed by @unisouthampton).You may be an avid user of the Web, but this introductory course in Web Science will help you to understand the Web both as a social system and a technical system: a global information infrastructure built from the interactions of people and technologies.

We will examine the origins and evolution of the Web and consider key questions of Security, Democracy, Networks and Economy from both computational and social science perspectives. By following this course, you will have a greater understanding of the Web and begin to develop skills for the digital era - skills that are useful for everyday life and widely sought by the technology-driven employers of today.

This is the start of a journey that could help you shape the future of the World Wide Web. More information here. The course begins on 11 November 2013.