Project identification: Humanities Going Digital (HUGOD) [2020-1-CZ01-KA226-HE-094363]

The project responds to the current situation in university education related to COVID-19 pandemic, while following contemporary advancement of digital technologies and the transformation of requirements for knowledge and skills of university graduates for the future. The education system has adapted to changes in the pandemic, but the majority of teaching is put into practice by switching the original content of the study to the online environment, which is not comparably efficient.

In this context, and addressing the topics of (i) ICT – new technologies – digital competences, (ii) New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses, (iii) Open and distance learning, the project aims at developing and contributing to new ways of teaching (online) and new educational methods.

Based on the cooperation between the universities of Olomouč (Check Republic), NOVA Lisbon (Portugal) and Pečs (Hungary), the project will develop teaching methodologies, curricula and materials, and enable the exchange and implementation of best practices from all three institutions. This encompasses the inclusion of individual research activities of students based on the production of electronic publications, while promotes the professional dialogue between students, and the direct reflex of results of their work in the taught courses.

The main results of the project will be a systematically created form of the teaching curriculum, prepared for the conditions of full or partial distance education. This curriculum will be tested during the project implementation and its permanent applicability is expected during the following years.

The developed curriculum crosses the boundaries of individual educational and research institutions (NOVA University Lisbon, University of Pečs, University of Olomouč) as well as their educational programs. NOVA CLUNL team is responsible for the creation of 2 pilot courses in Digital Humanities, with new curricula and materials focusing on Computational Linguistics and Terminology subfields of Linguistics, relevant for the majority of the existing Humanities and Social Sciences programs at NOVA University.

Team: Rute Costa, Raquel Amaro, Ana Salgado, Bruno Almeida, Chiara Barbero, Jucileia Gumbe, Margarida Ramos, Sílvia Barbosa