Category Archives: WeST Koblenz

Web Science Summer School 2016

Web Science Summer School
On the beach at WWSSS16/ Steffen Staab ©2016

This years’ Web Science Summer School featured keynotes from WST chair, Jim Hendler, and board member, Noshir Contractor. Hosted by the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST) at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany, the School ran between 30 June and 6 July. A range of tutorials and project work covering Computational Social Science, Social Machines, Politics, Entrepreneurship, and Law were run for the 20+ participants.

To get a taste of the Summer School, see “Web Science Summer School 2016” on Storify, and presentation slides.

Vote for a Web Science MOOC

Steffen Stabb asks the Web Science Community to vote for the production of a massive open on-line course (MOOC) on Web Science As part of spreading the gospel of Web Science, we are in a competition to spread it addressing students from all over the world through a MOOC – a massive open online course on Web Science with free content in English. We have submitted an application video and we now compete against more than 240 competitors for 10 MOOC Fellowships provided by Iversity and the Foundation for German Science whereby each fellowship provides funds to create a new MOOC about any academic topic. In order to make the first cut in the competition, we need 1 minute from *you*: Please login to – you can do so by using your facebook account or by creating a new account on that platform – and hit the green VOTE / ABSTIMMEN button. And of course, you do not have to vote for the “cat in the bag” (as we would say in German), but you can see our application video and our course concept on that very page. If possible: share this information with your students, colleagues, friends — the more who vote for us the more likely that MOOC on Web Science will happen. Please do it now! Thanks a lot! Steffen