This session University of Southampton will be offering an open online version of course, ‘Web Science: How the Web Is Changing the World'. This course is intended for anyone who wishes to further their understanding of the way that the technology of the Web interacts with our economy, society and culture.
This free online course will help you to explore how the web has changed our world and what the future might hold. The course starts on November 30, 2015.
Course At A Glance
Length: 2 weeks
Effort: 3 hours pw
Subject: Web Science
Institution: University of Southampton and FutureLearn
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Starts on November 30, 2015.
Ranked among the top 100 in the world, Southampton is a forward-thinking university that works at the cutting-edge of research, bringing a positive impact to global societies in a wide range of areas such as computer science, oceanography, sustainable energy, engineering and medicine.
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About This Course
Brands are the most potent commercial and cultural force on the planet. Think about McDonald's, Apple, Manchester United, Tate, Google or even Harry Potter. This free online course will help you get under the skin of such brands, and ask how and why they become so powerful.
The University of East Anglia has teamed up with one the world's most influential brand consultancies, Wolff Olins, to bring you this course. It's built on their hugely successful joint MSc in Brand Leadership and shares the same course leader - renowned branding consultant, Robert Jones.
Why Take This Course?
This course will also give you the opportunity to purchase a Statement of Participation. Applicants will learn with well-known experts from the University of Southampton's Web Science Institute, including lead educators, Professors Leslie Carr and Susan Halford, and contributors, Professors Dame Wendy Hall and Sir Nigel Shadbolt.
Applicants will have a greater understanding of the Web and begin to develop skills for the digital era – skills that are useful for everyday life and widely sought by the technology-driven employers of today. Instructors
– Leslie Carr
Professor in the Web Science Institute and Director of Doctoral and Masters programmes in Web Science and Web Technology at the University of Southampton.
Professor of Sociology and a Director of the Web Science Institute
This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to further their understanding of the way that the technology of the Web interacts with our economy, society and culture.
How To Join This Course
- Go to the course website link.
- Sign Up At FutureLearn
- Select a course and Join
- Once a course has started, you will be able to access the course material
- After the start date, you will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on your My Courses page.
- Applicants can buy, to show that you've completed a FutureLearn course.
- On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).