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Introduction to Web Science

The lecture will be given as an UNMOOC - an UNusual Massive Open Online Course. A MOOC is "an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the Web" (quote from Wikipedia). Usual MOOCs combine canned content (text, videos, etc.) with interactive, community-oriented feedback sessions. In contrast, our unusual MOOC targets the creation of open and evolving content with interactive, community-oriented feedback sessions.

Therefore, we have not chosen one of the existing or newly developing closed hosting environments for MOOCs, but we present the Introduction to Web Science-MOOC on Wikiversity using existing open and free educational resources and adding ourselves to the creative commons domain - not only for the purpose of the MOOC, but in order to add to knowledge about Web Science in general.

Join us! Learn! Add yourself!

Important Dates:

  • The flipped classroom sessions take place every Monday in Room A 120 and every Wednesday in Room G 210 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
  • The tutorial takes place every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m in Room G 210.
  • First meeting takes place on Monday, 27th of October at 10:00 a.m. in Room A 120.
  • The first flipped classroom session takes place on Monday, 3rd of November from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Room A 120.
  • The first tutorial takes place on Tuesday, 4th of November from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m in Room G 210.
  • Monday 10th of November/Tuesday 11th of November flipped classroom session and tutorial swapped: Tutorial takes place on Monday 10:00 a.m. in Room A 120 and flipped classroom session takes place on Tuesday 4:00 p.m. in Room G 210.
  • Monday 17th of November/Tuesday 18th of November flipped classroom session and tutorial swapped: Tutorial takes place on Monday 10:00 a.m. in Room A 120 and flipped classroom session takes place on Tuesday 4:00 p.m. in Room G 210.
  • Tuesday 3rd of February 2015/Wednesday 4th of February 2015 tutorial and lecture swapped: Prof. Rüdiger Grimm gives a lecture on Tuesday 4:00 p.m. in Room G 210 and the tutorial takes place on Wednesday 10:00 a.m. in Room A 120.

Community

Web science is not yet - and unlike topics like Introduction to Linear Algebra - a topic for hundreds of thousands of students. Thus, we do not strive for thousands of students but for networking students in this domain.   We welcome new students from all over the world!

Administrative Issues for Students of University of Koblenz-Landau  

Introduction to Web Science is a lecture given in English that is:

  • mandatory for students of Web Science
  • can be taken as elective by master students and bachelor students of Informatik, Computervisualistik, Wirtschaftsinformatik and Information Management as a computer science lecture

Students of Web Science must take the lecture (4 hours per week) together with the tutorial (2 hours per week) for an overall amount of the module of 8 ECTS.

For the tutorial you must reach 60% of points during the semester and have at least once successfully presented your homework.

The course itself will have an in-class exam scheduled for: Wednesday, 18th of February 2015, 10:00 a.m., Room M 201

The second exam (only for students that did not pass or did not participate in the first exam) will be scheduled for: Friday, 10th of April 2015, 10:00 a.m., Room B 013

Register here 

Preparation Periods for the Flipped Classroom Sessions

  • Week 1: 30th of October to 4th of November
  • Week 2: 6th of November to 11th of November
  • Week 3: 13th of November to 18th of November
  • Week 4: 20th of November to 25th of November

Exercises and Submission Dates

Slides

Part 2: Web Models

Part 3: Behavioral Models

Part 4: Web & Society