The Oxford Internet Institute website is worth a look. Their mandate is to “focus on Internet-related research and education that will shape policy and practice”. Some things worth a look include:
- Stop Badware, the first anti-spyware site run by a university (in fact two: Oxford and Harvard) that I’ve seen.
- Innovative pathways to the next level of e-learning (PDF), a paper from 2004 that’s still relevant
- Economics of trust in the information economy: issues of identity, privacy and security (PDF) that, while about e-commerce, could just as easily be transferred to the flow of ideas and knowledge rather than money. (Is there a word for the “economics” of knowledge, reputation and reliability on the Internet?)
- Their webcast index, which currently features lots of lectures from the Oxford Media Convention 2006, held here least week.
I’d be very interested in links to other similar institutes at other universities.