Web 2.0: Opportunities and Challenges for HE

Brian Kelly gave a seminar on Web 2.0: Opportunities and Challenges for HE at Manchester Metropolitan University on Thursday 8th June 2006. The seminar took place from 13.00-14.30.

The seminar was organised by the Department of Information and Communications and took in the Geoffrey Manton Blg, Room 342, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6LL.

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What are the new developments taking place as part of Web 2.0 and how can the opportunities they present be exploited by Higher Education? What are the "fundamentalisms", the organisational and cultural impediments that have to be overcome to take full advantage of the emerging technologies?

This seminar will build on previous seminars given at King's College London, University of Leeds and Coventry University. In addition this seminar will include an update on the talks and ideas discessed at the WWW 2006 conference held in Edinburgh on 23-26 May 2006 and the examples of Web 2.0 technologies which will be held at the annual Institutional Web Management Workshop will be held at the University of Bath on 14-16th June 2006.

About The Speaker

Brian Kelly is UK Web Focus, a post funded by JISC and the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council to act as the central focus of expertise and guidance for HE and FE on matters relating to the World Wide Web. He manages the Policy and Advice team of UKOLN, the UK Centre of Expertise in digital information management based at Bath University, and represents UK Higher Education at the W3C and other bodies.

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is aimed at both Web developers and Web authors and policy makers who have an interest in emerging new Web technologies. The seminar is open to staff and students at Manchester Metropolitan University. In addition members of institutional Web management teams, Web developers, policy makers, etc. from other local institutions will also be welcome to attend.

Please note that anyone from outside Manchester Metropolitan University who is planning to attend should send an email to B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk in order to ensure that a suitably sized venue will be used.



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