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MOE Talent Cultivation Project for Digital Humanities

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  • Post Date: 03/30/2018

Introduction

This project, motivated by the concepts of swarm production and swarm intelligence in the digital society, encompasses two sub-projects: “The Innovative Cultivation of Talents in the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences” and “The Integration of Educational and Industrial Resources in the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences”. The first sub-project aims at promoting an interdisciplinary, modularized and customized curriculum for training students in the handling of the basic, intermediate, or advanced techniques in the use of big data. The design of the courses will be based on creating a learning environment that incorporates massive open online courses (MOOCs), co-instruction, and university-industry cooperation. A regional resources center will be established to promote the concepts of such cultivation of talents in the digital humanties and social sciences to other universities islandwide. The second sub-project, based on the concept of a sharing economy, aims at creating a foundation to support the first sub-project. Two platforms will be created. One is the platform of “The Innovative Cultivation of Talents in the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences”, and the other is the observation platform of “The Integration of Educational and Industrial Resources in the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences”. The first platform will provide instruction and self-learning resources and also network connections between instructors in different disciplines. The second platform will observe and analyze innovative developments in the digital economy from “The International Conference on Big Data” and “The Student Forum and Competition of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences”. The analyses will aid in grasping the prevailing worldwide trends in the digital humanities so as to ensure the direction and hence the pioneering position of the innovative cultivation of talents.

Goals

‧ 〉To equip students with the techniques for analyzing big data
‧ 〉To equip students with the ability to make use of big data and the ability to communicate with people with an information science background
‧ 〉To equip students with the ability to use digital techniques to originate and develop digital humanities knowledge
‧ 〉To promote the project archievements of “The Innovative Cultivation of Talents in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences” in universities islandwide

Expected results

In the cultivation and transformation of students’ learning ability:
‧ 〉The possession of the sensibility to deal with digital data
‧ 〉The ability to use digital methods and techniques
‧ 〉The capacity to develop opportunities for innovative businesses
‧ 〉The interest to promote innovation in society

In the innovation and transformation of the digital humanities curriculum in the liberal arts and social sciences:
‧ 〉The establishment of collaborative teaching communities
‧ 〉The provision of consultation for transformed course design
‧ 〉The provision of course resources and materials

All in all, this project will conduct research on curriculum and develop a practicable model so as to provide a reference for universities to make course design.