Professor Manuel Castells and I will be teaching an online seminar this autumn, entitled ‘Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Network Society’. This is a doctoral research seminar available to doctoral students at the University of Oxford and Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, conducted on-line through the virtual campus of the Open University of Catalonia. The seminar will be conducted over a period of 8 weeks, from 13 October to 7 December 2008 . Each week one topic will be presented and discussed as per the program of the seminar. At the beginning of each week a lecture prepared by the instructors will be posted, supported by readings available on-line. During the week there will be a online discussion and debate on the topic among the studen ts and faculty engaged in the seminar.
You can open an overview of the course here: Interdisciplinary Analysis
I’d welcome your comments on this offering, including suggestions for improving its selection of topics or readings.
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I’ve had some queries about whether this would be open to people not enrolled in either of the two doctoral programs. I wish I could say yes, but we need to keep it limited in numbers since there is more interaction with students in this format than in most face-to-face offerings.
The OII is considering whether we should offer one or more ‘open’ online offerings in the future, so I would be interested in hearing from those with a potential interest in such an option.