- Introduction to network mathematics. Definitions of everything you need to know to get your hands dirty with network algorithms--still in rough draft form--compiled and edited from excellent reference material in Wikipedia and PlanetMath.
- Moodle. This course management system is a professor's best friend. Thanks Prof. Brian Linard for telling me about it. Also thanks to Prof. Jerry Kane for telling me how he used a wiki to promote his students from passive learners into active course designers and graders--something I intend to do as well on my Moodle site.
- Web Science Research Initiative. Announced in the Nov 2, 2006 NY Times as a joint initiative of MIT and the University of Southampton, WSRI includes this compelling vision of "web science." My favorite section is "Web Sociology" which surveys state-of-the-art research in Communities of interest, Information structures and social structures, Significance and its metrics, Trust and reputation, and Web morality. The bibliography is priceless.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Having recovered from my first semester teaching Web Science at Boston University, I am eagerly planning an even better go-round this spring. Here are three (as always) important new ingredients to the course:
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