OeSS Seminar at the OII: The Town Hall in the Digital Era of Social Media: 5 March 2012 from 14.00-15.00

Andrea Kavanaugh from the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech will be visiting the OII on Monday 5th March and will be giving a talk between 14:00 and 15:00 in the Meeting Room at 1 St Giles. If you would like to attend, please drop an email to: events@oii.ox.ac.uk Andrea’s talk will be entitled: … Continue reading OeSS Seminar at the OII: The Town Hall in the Digital Era of Social Media: 5 March 2012 from 14.00-15.00

Interdisciplinary Insights on the Social Science of Digital Research: a Symposium on 12 March 2012

OeSS Symposium Interdisciplinary Insights on the Social Science of Digital Research  Agenda Date: Monday, 12 March 2012, 09:00 - 17:30 Place: Keble College's Acland Centre, 23 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PD 9:00: Coffee and Registration 9:30: Welcome and Introduction 9:35-10:30: Data and Replication Keynote: ‘Reproducibility: Gold or Fool’s Gold in Digital Social Research’: Christine Borgman … Continue reading Interdisciplinary Insights on the Social Science of Digital Research: a Symposium on 12 March 2012

The Risk of ‘Privacy Impact Assessments’ – PIA in the Sky

I’ve run across the promotional material for a new book by David Wright and Paul De Hert, Privacy Impact Assessment, Springer, Dordrecht, 2012. They argue that the book ‘is timely as the European Commission’s proposal for a new Data Protection Regulation would make privacy impact assessments mandatory for any organisation processing “personal data where those … Continue reading The Risk of ‘Privacy Impact Assessments’ – PIA in the Sky

Innovations in University Outreach: Join the Competition across Europe

European Competition for Best Innovations in University Outreach and Public Engagement As part of the EC-funded ULab project, the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford is organizing an online competition to identify the most innovative outreach and public engagement activities carried out by European Universities. Both individuals and groups may apply for awards. … Continue reading Innovations in University Outreach: Join the Competition across Europe

The Co-Production of Knowledge: iCS Symposium, University of York, 18-20 July 2012: Call for Papers and Participation

Symposium  to  be  held  at   University  of  York,  UK   18-20 July  2012 Call  for  Papers: http://www.york.ac.uk/satsu/news-events/ics/ The   ubiquitous   social   and   cultural   adoption   of   social   media,   such   as   Twitter,   Google,   Wikipedia,  YouTube  and  Facebook  can  be  seen  to  present  a  significant … Continue reading The Co-Production of Knowledge: iCS Symposium, University of York, 18-20 July 2012: Call for Papers and Participation

The Internet in Poland 2011 – Bill Dutton

[The following is a penultimate version of my introduction to the 2011 report of the World Internet Project (WIP) Poland. I recommend the report to those interested in the WIP and the diffusion and impacts of the Internet in Poland and other European nations. The full report is available at: http://badania.gazeta.pl/PressOffice/PressKit.1625.po?category_id=1759] A transcription of the discussion … Continue reading The Internet in Poland 2011 – Bill Dutton

Digital Literacy and Self-Regulation Online: Insights for Policy: Event on Friday, 18 November 2011, University of Leicester, UK

ESRC Seminar Series: ‘Digital Policy: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights’ (RES-451-26-0849) 2011-13 ‘Digital Literacy and Self-Regulation Online: Insights for Policy’ Friday November 18 2011, University of Leicester, UK (Hosted by the Department of Media and Communication) This seminar explores different understandings and roles of digital literacy and issues of online self-regulation. It works against the background … Continue reading Digital Literacy and Self-Regulation Online: Insights for Policy: Event on Friday, 18 November 2011, University of Leicester, UK

Oxford Union Debate on Informal Learning

I participated in a debate at the Oxford Union last year on the significance of informal learning. I argued that informal learning is a critical resource that is being utilized by networked individuals, and that networked institutions, like universities, need to understand how to capture the value of these informal practices. A nice summary and … Continue reading Oxford Union Debate on Informal Learning

Michael Nielsen speaking at the OII on Open Science

'Doing Science in the Open' a talk by Michael Nielsen OII, 1 St Giles', Oxford from 12-13.00 on 8 September 2011 Michael has written: "I'll start this talk by describing the Polymath Project, an ongoing experiment in "massively collaborative" mathematical problem solving. The idea is to use online tools -- things like blogs and wikis … Continue reading Michael Nielsen speaking at the OII on Open Science

Next Generation Research and the Oxford e-Social Science Project

May I draw your attention to a recent article in the Journal of Information Technology that presents a framework I’ve developed for conceptualising the social and technical choices shaping the next generation of research: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jit/journal/v26/n2/full/jit20112a.html If you would like an offprint please contact enquiries@oii.ox.ac.uk giving your name and postal address. The paper draws on research … Continue reading Next Generation Research and the Oxford e-Social Science Project