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O'Hara, Kieron and Hall, Wendy (2008) Web Science Association of Learning Technologies Newsletter, (12)

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Our understanding of the Web has not kept pace with its development. It is engineered using formally specified languages and protocols, but has large scale effects on society. Certain human activities – including education – have been altered irretrievably. This article argues for the development of the discipline of Web Science, to understand the reciprocal relationship between the Web and society at a number of scales, from technical protocols to emergent social behaviour, to ensure that the Web’s growth will continue, and will benefit society. The need for both analysis and engineering demands an inherently interdisciplinary approach. With this in mind, a new Web Science Research Initiative is briefly described.

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Published date: May 2008
Keywords: Web Science
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 265682
PURE UUID: 9bc7a673-4499-41aa-8800-98cdff8d727c
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 08 May 2008 14:31
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:24

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Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD

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