The Digital Humanities Crowdsourcing course curriculum aims at raising the interest of both the teachers and students and covering many subjects in Humanities. The course design delves into and trains teachers on key Digital Humanities concepts and approaches such as the digital content development and management, use of digital technologies in Humanities, digital literacy. Also, it trains them on the methodology and tools of crowdsourcing and how to integrate them in the classroom and displays hands-on examples of implementing the principles of Digital Humanities Crowdsourcing in the classroom. This new curriculum differs significantly from the conventional school curricula and with the abundance of available resources, has an immediate and on-going impact in schools and countries where it is implemented.
The ENTICING project proposes a full suite of resources to enhance the quality of education. Specifically, a full set of detailed guidelines has been developed to support humanities secondary school teachers who are engaged to deliver the Digital Humanities Crowdsourcing course curriculum. The proposed guidelines introduce the new curriculum and the logic behind the approach taken by the consortium. It also addresses the challenges that educators face with demands for education and training through a variety of on-line and alternative learning environments and endeavors to provide the supports necessary for those professionals working in non-conventional environments.
The ENTICING platform serves as the learning, collaboration and networking space for the duration of the project and after its completion. The platform is designed in such a manner to allow crowdsourcing application by teachers, collaborative learning and also interaction among teachers/participants. The platform with its functions as learning and collaborative space provides participating teachers with new available learning tools and facilitates self-paced learning. At the same time, it helps them in knowledge transfer and network building that further add to their professional development.
The consortium implemented the Digital Humanities Crowdsourcing course curriculum to a sample of Humanities secondary school teachers in four partner countries (pilot implementation countries). The expectation was that at least 20 secondary school teachers and principals would participate in the piloting phase in each partner country.
This activity includes all actions relevant to promoting digital humanities and crowdsourcing and forms the legacy of the ENTICING project. The elaborated reports serve the sustainability and upscaling of the project and at the same time contribute to the increase of knowledge on digital humanities and crowdsourcing.
- Guide for transferability and upscaling of the ENTICING project
- Guidelines for school authorities on Digital Humanities crowdsourcing
- Policy recommendations