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The World Wide Web 30 years – celebrations in CERN

The World Wide Web 30 years - celebrations in CERN

In connection with the launch of new media, a Catch 22 usually occur. Nobody wants to produce any content if there are no users and no users will be engaged in the medium if there is no content. But the brilliance of Timothy Berners-Lee’s creation the World Wide Web solved all this. As it was the openness and decentralisation of power to the hands of the users that was the magic formula. During the first… Continue reading

Learning from the best – CERN offers programme for physics teachers

Learning from the best - CERN offers programme for physics teachers

CERN that is located outside Geneva is one of the most respected science centres in the world. This European research organization operates e.g. the largest particle physics laboratory and it is also the place where the World Wide Web was born among many other inventions. CERN now offers a programme for further training for physics teachers that includes unique resources to introduce particle physics in the classroom. The training programme is free of charge and… Continue reading

Future ICT Challenges at CERN – the birthplace of the Web

Future ICT Challenges at CERN - the birthplace of the Web

eLearningworld News 26 years ago, August 1991, the world wide web was first published to the general public on the internet, as the result of a research project at the European Science Institute, CERN. Never a launch have been that successful, during the first 1000 days 100 000 users produced 450 000 websites with totally 150 million web pages that was visited by 30 million people around the world. This invention also is one of… Continue reading