University of the Peloponnese recently held a highly successful event centered around the integration of digital humanities in education. The event, which took place on 28th April 2023 from 14:00 to 18:00, captivated participants with its informative sessions and engaging activities.
Situated at the prestigious School of Humanities and Cultural Studies campus in Kalamata, the event was equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities, ensuring an immersive and interactive experience for all attendees. The Multiplier Event provided a comprehensive platform for participants to explore the project’s goals and resources.
Upon arrival, participants were warmly greeted at the Arnokourou Hall, UOP, where they received information about the project and access to the e-learning platform. The session has been held in hybrid form for participants, allowing physical and online attendance. Through a well-structured presentation using PowerPoint slides and an intuitive website, participants were guided on how to access and utilise the project’s comprehensive package of resources. Attendees were encouraged and motivated to actively partake in various project activities, fostering a sense of ownership and collaboration. Participants expressed a genuine desire to implement the Digital Humanities crowdsourcing course and platform within their educational practices, recognising the transformative potential of this innovative approach. Attendees gained an in-depth understanding of how this novel educational tool could enrich their teaching methodologies and benefit both students and educators alike.
The importance of the project was recognised in the following areas:
- Through the crowdsourced teaching approach, students are given the opportunity for active learning, to become managers of their educational material themselves
- The repository of crowdsourced case studies is a base of inspiration for teachers for similar school projects, since they creatively combine interdisciplinarity, multimodality, community building and alternative ways of accessing resources.
- A deeper understanding of the crowdsourced methods of digital humanities based on evidence and measurable evidence, as provided by the ENTICING project, will convince students, of the scientific dimension of theoretical sciences which in recent years have been shunted aside compared to STEM.
To find out more about the ENTICING Project and to access the Digital Humanities Crowdsourcing course curriculum, please visit the project website: https://www.enticing-project.eu/
The organisations working together on the ENTICING project are the University of the Peloponnese (Greece), KMOP Policy Centre (Belgium), Institouto Ekpedeftikis Politikis (Institut of Educational Policy, Greece), KMOP Skopje (Republic of North Macedonia), CARDET (Cyprus) and Spectrum Research Centre (Ireland).