Social Media Research: When Epistemic Cultures Collide

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On June 17th the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) published a paper, Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks, describing a large-scale experiment on Facebook carried out in 2012. The first…

NYT Innovation Report: Disruptive Innovation

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Earlier this week Mashable published online a leaked internal report addressing innovation at the New York Times. This report is an excellent example of Christensen’s disruptive innovation in action, clearly defining the concept, demonstrating how disruptors…

#FLInnovation: Intellectual Property

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The third week of the Loughborough University MOOC on Innovation looks at intellectual property, including copyright, patents, trademarks and design protection. Just writing that sentence gives some indication of the breadth of this subject area, and…

#FLinnovation: C J Walker, Pyramid Pioneer

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The second week of the Loughborough University MOOC on Enterprise and Innovation focuses on the recognition of the opportunities for entrepreneurship. This includes a return to Stelios (is Loughborough University getting cheap air tickets for all…

Futurelearn: Innovation & Enterprise

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I encouraged our second year Innovation & Entrepreneurship students to sign up for the FutureLearn MOOC on Innovation and Enterprise which has been produced by Loughborough University, the English Midland’s premier university. I promised I would…

Heartbleed

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The OpenSSL project describes itself as “a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as…

Management of e-Reputation in Online Work Exchanges

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Recently Dr James Stewart gave a presentation entitled From Crowd to Cloud: the shaping and management of e-reputation in online freelance and crowdsourced work exchanges to Edinburgh University’s Social Informatics Forum. His talk drew on a…

Innovation and Enterprise MOOC

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Our second year Innovation and Entrepreneurship course uses the Wiley book “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by John Bessant and Joe Tidd as the recommended text. There are many good entrepreneurship texts out there, and some adequate innovation…

Tesco Bank Digital Challenge – 17-21 February 2014

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Tesco Bank Digital invites undergraduate students from Informatics, Product Design (ECA) and the Business School at the University of Edinburgh to apply to join one of eight cross disciplinary teams working together during Innovative Learning Week. …

Results

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Today was the end of year exam board for undergraduate courses. This involves the careful and relentless examination of anonymised excel spreadsheets, only enlivened by the more outre courses taken by students on joint degrees. Who…