Supporting a Web Science Education

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Concepts:Web Science


As the field of Web Science matures, it is critical to develop an infrastructure to support students interested in understanding the future of information technologies. More importantly, it is imperative to develop classes, a curriculum, and research opportunities that foster inquiry into how such a phenomenon, such as the Web, can and will impact society as a whole. Thus, we present the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Information Technology and Web Science (ITWS) discipline and its Web Science Research Center (RPI-WSRC). The ITWS program provides the foundational educational program, and WSRC provides an avenue for further research into Web Science related issues. This submission seeks to address topic one of the workshop: “Web Science Education Activities”.


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May 15, 2013
Kristine GloriaDownload

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Web Science
Lead Professor: Jim Hendler, Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: Web Science is the study of the World Wide Web and its impact on both society and technology, positioning the Web as an object of scientific study unto itself. Web Science recognizes the Web as a transformational, disruptive technology; its practitioners study the Web, its components, facets and characteristics. Ultimately, Web Science is about understanding the Web and anticipating how it might evolve in the future.