Linked Data: From the Classroom to the Marketplace

If you're aiming to learn about the future of the World Wide Web, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better instructor than the man who invented it—Sir Tim Berners-Lee. He's one of five experts who will teach Linked Data Ventures, a new graduate-level course, next semester at MIT. The course takes a hands-on approach to teaching students about linked data, an innovative method of organizing and connecting information on the Internet. Students will be encouraged to take what they've learned and apply it directly to the marketplace and new ventures. Other instructors include CSAIL's K. Krasnow Waterman and Lalana Kagal, plus IT entrepreneurship experts Reed Sturtevant and Katie Rae. Click here for Xconomy's feature on Linked Data Ventures, and here for a course description.