Net Studies Publications

Net Studies 'Publications' used for assessable contributions

Web Services Review

A publication of Internet Studies; part of the extended Net Studies Web Presence. The review basically provides details, critique, assessment and review of web services, software and sites. Since we host it, we moderate it: nothing goes public without departmental approval.

  • Maintained as a wiki
  • Focus is on open source / free services
  • Students both revise existing entries and write new entries
  • Used as part of the new unit Internet Communications 205 (Commerce, Consumers and Internet Capitalism)
  • Grows over time; first iteration (s.2 2009) is private
  • Management and overall organisation is part of Internet Communications 300 (Managing Web Presence)

This is one of two that can be trialled within 2009 for the purposes of the ALTC Project


Techno Fashion or Fad Blog

A publication of Internet Studies; part of the extended Net Studies Web Presence. The blog basically provides a critical compendium of the latest fads and fashions in information technology. Since we host it, we moderate it: nothing goes public without departmental approval.

  • Maintained as a blog
  • Focus is on hype and 'future thinking'
  • Students both contribute and comment - it's free-flowing, not structured
  • Used as part of the new unit Internet Communications 204 (Networks, Communities and Online Social Interaction)
  • Grows over time; first iteration (s.1 2010) is private

Developed in 2009, but actually used for first time just as project is ending

Note - this may not be used. NET204 may be better off as fragments on other people's sites; so there is no need for this 'publication'. However, we may want some kind of aggregator site which draws all of the NET204 stuff together.


Internet Power e-conference

A publication of Internet Studies; part of the extended Net Studies Web Presence. A distributed, ongoing conference on the interplay of freedom and control emerging from network technologies in which short student presentations are made and discussion and debate then ensues. Since we host it, we moderate it: nothing goes public without departmental approval.

  • Probably maintained as a blog, but not in the 'open-ended' fashion of the one above
  • Focus is on more academic work, so longer written work; more considered commentary
  • Students' contributions are structured
  • Used as part of the new unit Internet Communications 303 (Networks of Freedom and Control)
  • Grows over time; first iteration (s.2 2009) is private

This is one of two that can be trialled within 2009 for the purposes of the ALTC Project


Net Studies Learning to be a Virtual Organisation

A publication of Internet Studies; part of the extended Net Studies Web Presence. Collected, tagged, annotated links to material relevant to the functioning of virtual organsations, with an STS focus, exploring the application of these ideas to managing and working in VOs. learning tasks, exercises etc - all relates to NET308. Since we host it, we moderate it: nothing goes public without departmental approval.

  • Probably done through a site like delicious, but perhaps there is a better one for 'group' activity
  • Focus is on finding and assessing resources
  • Students' contributions are about the quality of assessing and describing resources
  • Used as part of the new unit Internet Communications 308 (Virtual and networked organisations)

Developed in 2010, when unit first taught


Online Media Showcase

This will be a host, if allowed, for the productions from INternet Communications 307 - the new Converging Media unit.

2011


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