Bago, Petra

Educating digital linguists for the digital transformation of EU business and society / Petra Bago ; Nives Mikelić Preradović ; Damir Boras ; Nikola Ljubešić. - 71-78 str.

The digital single market is one of the 10 priorities of the European Com- mission, recognizing the Internet and digital technologies as an opportunity for customers and businesses in the European Union to contribute to the economy, create new jobs, and enhance Europe’s position as a world leader in the digital economy. In order to be able to transform to a digital economy, it is an imperative for the workforce to have the necessary digital skills and compe- tences. Therefore, reskilling and upskilling the workforce enables the workers to develop updated task-specific skills that can contribute to the implementation of digital technologies and thereby help companies move forward in the digital era. Digital linguistics is a new interdisciplinary field of study at the crossroads between linguistics, information sciences, information technology and social sciences. Digital linguistics is not synonymous to computational linguistics or corpus linguistics, although certain skills and research methods my overlap between these disciplines. Although universities offer graduate level programs in complementary disciplines, currently no European university offers a program in the interdisciplinary field of digital linguistics. In this regard, we present a project participating in the development of crucial digital skills and 71 INFuture2017: Integrating ICT in Society competences of future employees for the digital economy. DigiLing: Trans- European e-Learning Hub for Digital Linguistics is a 3-year project funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union with the purpose of a) creating an internationally approved model curriculum for digital linguistics at the graduate level, b) training the teachers in relevant disciplines in the use of digital technology with the goal of designing high quality online learning materials, c) designing online courses for core modules and making them open and accessible to a broad network of stakeholders, the widest academic community, and the public at large, d) and disseminating and sustaining the results of the project. By identifying the key skills and competences that a contemporary study program of digital linguistics at the academic level should provide, and by developing and implementing a model curriculum for a digital linguist, the DigiLing project hopes to contribute to the European digital transformation.


digitalna ekonomija, digitalno tržište, digitalna lingvistika --

Mikelić Preradović, Nives ; Boras, Damir ; Ljubešić, Nikola, ;

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