Web and Internet Science Research Group
Welcome to the website of the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) group, an interdisciplinary team of people who have dedicated their efforts to better understand the origin, evolution and growth of the World Wide Web and the Internet. WAIS is one of the seven members of the Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) Academic Unit in the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering.
SOCIAM - Social Machines - will research into pioneering methods of supporting purposeful human interaction on the World Wide Web, of the kind exemplified by phenomena such as Wikipedia and Galaxy Zoo. These collaborations are empowering, as communities identify and solve their own problems, harnessing their commitment, local knowledge and embedded skills, without having to rely on remote experts...
White, Steven (2014) Exploring stakeholder perspectives on the development of MOOCs in higher education – a case study of the University of Southampton. University of Southampton, Electronics and Computer Science, Masters Thesis .
Williams, S., Yardley, L. and Wills, G.B. (2013) A qualitative case study of LifeGuide: users' experiences of software for developing Internet-based behaviour change interventions. Health Informatics Journal, 19, (1), 61-75. (doi:10.1177/1460458212458915). (PMID:23486826).
Blount, Tom, Millard, David E. and Weal, Mark J. (2015) On the role of avatars in argumentation. In, Narrative and Hypertext 2015, Guzelyurt, Cyprus, 01 - 04 Sep 2015. ACM3pp. (doi:10.1145/2804565.2804569).