Web science: a new computer-related curriculum
Riera, Daniel (2009) Web science: a new computer-related curriculum. In: Proceedings of the WebSci'09: Society On-Line, 18-20 March 2009, Athens, Greece. (In Press)
Degree curriculums reaction to changes in society is extremely slow. This becomes ever clearer when talking about technology-based disciplines like those proposed in the ACM computer curricula. This paper defends that computer-related curriculums have already lived three different stages --- regarding the appearance and proliferation of digital communications and the Web. Furthermore, it seems these curriculums have become already exhausted and are facing the need of a new one. This change comes directly linked to the evolution of the Web towards the Web 2.0 and the every time deeper participation of users on it. New ways of communication, new relationships between users on the Web require new education to those involved on it. Old curriculums are not able to deal with all these new issues. A renovation is necessary. May “Web Science” be the solution?
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