Author Archives: Sophie Lenz

About Sophie Lenz

I like: towns, books, web 2.0, web 3.0, linguistics, computer sciences, autumn, gin tonic, sarcasm, trains, Harry Potter, blogs, theories & concepts, square numbers, purple, green & turquoise, llamas, polar bears & owls, verbs & prepositions, agglutinative languages I don't like: spiders, heat, celery, handicrafts, TV, adjectives, salsa music, chickflicks, beach holidays, ironing, clubbing, motorcycles, slow people, the countryside, whiskey, talking on the phone

Futurelearn “Web Science” – Week 1

Here’s what I got to do as first course activity for my Web Science MOOC: The Web is used by many different kinds of people across the world. In this activity, we would like you to reflect on your use … Continue reading

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Futurelearn “Web Science” – Introduction

I am taking a Massive Open Online Course “Web Science” by the University of Southampton at the moment via the new platform FutureLearn. In order to keep my progress organised organised, I’ll use my personal blog to publish assignements, reflections … Continue reading

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“What Happens When You Live Abroad”: Thoughts of a Repat.

I came across a remarkable article, and I feel the urge to reply to it with more than just one Facebook comment. Chelsea Fagan’s “What Happens When You Live Abroad” on Thoughtcatalog describes the expat mindset, and it’s hard to … Continue reading

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MOOC myself. Chapter 2: Choosing a course

Oh what a pleasure. I remember an autumn day in Graz, Southern Austria, in 1999, when 18 year old me just got herself the freshly published university calendar – a book of 1000 pages, listing all faculties, all degree courses, … Continue reading

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MOOC myself. Chapter 1: The Idea

Hello world. After quite a long time, I feel the moment has come to revive my personal blog. In my defense, I have been blogging for TEDxVienna, so I haven’t quit the blogosphere entirely.     But I am back. … Continue reading

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“So what is it that you actually do?”

My official job-title, as it appears on my office door, on my business card and in my e-mail signature, is “Research Associate E-Learning”. That means, that sometimes I analyze logdata to find out how many users do what at what … Continue reading

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The Jester Studies. Pt. 1: Der Joker im Kartenspiel

Was ist aber das Besondere an den Joker-Karten im Kartenspiel? Der Joker ist die ultimative Kompatibilität. Der Joker kann alles sein…was immer die konkrete Situation erfordert. Der Joker an sich hat keine Form. Die Form wird ihm verliehen durch die … Continue reading

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