Introduction to Web Science[go to overview]
Winter Term 2015 / 2016
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!
- Monday Feb 15th 10:00 - 12:00, room G 310
- Review of the exam on April 5th between 2 and 4 pm in Rene's office.
- Friday April 8th 08:00 - 10:00, room: D 239
Registration via KLIPS until April 5th
- Monday noon to 2:00 pm, room B 016
- Tuesday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, room H 010
- the first lecture will take place on Monday, October 26th at 10:00 an in room A 120
- every Thursday noon to 2:00 pm, room B 016
- the first tutorial will take place on Thursday, October 29th at noon in room B 016
- exercise group assignment will be possible from Monday, October 26th till Wednesday, October 28th on https://ist.uni-koblenz.de/teams/en/user/registration/xlpk8g1ldb
- the first excercise will be available at Wednesday, October 29th and has to be handed in until Wednesday, November 4th 10:00 am
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. If you have taken part in last years tutorials, you have to redo them this year and gain 60% of the points again.
The course itself will have an in-class exam.
Preparation Periods for the Flipped Classroom Sessions
- Subscriber link: https://list.uni-koblenz.de/mailman/listinfo/web-science-mooc
Some useful software used throughout the exercises
- GNS3: http://www.gns3.com/
- Virtual Box: https://www.virtualbox.org/
- Latex: https://www.latex-project.org/
- Texlive: https://www.tug.org/texlive/
Some useful tutorials:
- Exercises Week 1: Wednesday, 4th of November 2014, 10:00 a.m.
- Exercises Week 2: Wednesday, 11th of November 2014, 10:00 a.m.
- Exercises Week 3: Wednesday, 18th of November 2014, 10:00 a.m.
- Exercises Week 4: Wednesday, 2nd of December 2014, 10:00 a.m.
- Exercises Week 5: Wednesday, 9th of December 2014, 10:00 a.m.
- Exercises Week 6: Wednesday, 16th of December 2014, 10:00 a.m.
- Exercises Week 7: Wednesday, 11th of January 2015, 10:00 a.m.
- Exercises Week 8: Wednesday, 18th of January 2015, 10:00 a.m.
- Exercises Week 9: Wednesday, 25th of January 2015, 10:00 a.m.
- Exercises Week 10: Wednesday, 1rd of February 2015, 10:00 a.m.
- Introduction (updated Oct 29, 2016)
- Introduction (updated Oct 27, 2016)
Part 2: Web Models
- Modelling the Web
- Modelling Text on the web
- Descriptive Model for Text
- Generative Models for Text
- Linear Algebra Models for Text
- Graph Based Models
- Gernative Graph Models
Part 3: Behavioral Models
- Meme Spreading
- Herding Behavior
- Socio Economic aspects and Independent decision making
- User Model and recommendation
- Online Advertising: Slides: deck 1 and deck 2 and deck 3 - Videos exist! Video1: Introduction to online advertisement, Video2: Metrics for online advertisement, Video3: Factors that influence success in online advertisement , Video4: Understanding problems with click fraud
Part 4: Web & Society
- Net Neutrality - vi hart video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAxMyTwmu_M
- Copyright - Video by Richard Stallman: Copyright and Community, Lessig: Laws That choke creativity, Aaron swartz: Guerilla Open access manifesto and The internet's own boy