Technology-Enhanced Learning

weSPOT in Dubai

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Alexander Mikroyannidis represented the weSPOT project last week at the IEEE International Conference on Web & Open Access to Learning (ICWOAL), which was held in Dubai. The event was highly successful, featuring among others a keynote from Mike Sharples, Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK. Alexander presented a paper about the Inquiry-Based […]

Semantic Web

UK Institute of Web Science announced

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Gordon Brown announced yesterday the establishment of a UK Institute of Web Science, aiming to promote “cutting edge” web technologies. Mr Brown outlined this vision: “This will help place the UK at the cutting edge of research on the semantic web and other emerging web and internet technologies, and ensure that government is taking the […]

Semantic Web

Raw Data Now in the UK

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Good news from the Raw Data Now front. Tim Berners-Lee has been asked by Gordon Brown to help open up access to government data in the UK. Let’s hope this is not just a publicity stunt to boost Mr Brown’s plummeting popularity, but a true effort in creating a more transparent government. If this works, […]

Personal

A year ends, a blog begins…

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Last day of 2008; first day (and grand opening!) of this blog! As we are in a festive season, here are some photos I’ve taken these days of celebrations in the UK and Greece. Happy New Year everyone! German Market in Millennium Square, Leeds. Lots of food, fantastic desserts, great mulled wine! Christmas band in […]