RPI ITWS Capstone Project: A Tale of Two Teams

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Concepts:Web Science

Abstract:

The Information Technology and Web Science (ITWS) discipline at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) strives to offer students a broad interdisciplinary education. Students are encouraged to think critically about the interplay between the social, scientific, and technical issues underlying the Web. In this paper, we present the ITWS Capstone project, which challenges upperclassmen to design innovative ITWS solutions for a specific problem. Specifically, we outline two different pedagogical methods facilitated by the Web Science Research Center (WSRC) at RPI to encourage a more Web Science approach in creating and designing the student projects. We also discuss the opportunities and challenges for each method.

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July 24, 2015
16:04:10
Kristine GloriaDownload
July 24, 2015
15:57:00
Kristine GloriaDownload

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Web Science Research Center (WSRC)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Co Investigator: John S. Erickson
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.

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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.
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