With May 2nd he goes time.shift MOOC online, which is being developed as part of the Interreg project “Zeit.shift – digital in yesterday’s future”. The project with the three partners State Library Dr. Friedrich Teßmann, University and State Library Tyrol and EURAC Research aims to preserve, develop and communicate the cultural text heritage from North, East and South Tyrol. After a digitization offensive, historical newspapers from all over the Tyrol are available online and can be viewed and searched through the digital library immediately. In the Zeit.shift-MOOC, specific skills for the active use of newspaper content are now being taught.
The MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is primarily aimed at high school students and anyone who wants to actively work with historical newspapers that are available online. In a total of 6 lessons, the participants learn how to use historical newspapers as sources for scientific work, how to develop a question, evaluate topics, cite sources correctly and how to summarize the results of the research. Four selected topics – including the vaccination debate in the 1920s in Tyrol – are prepared using newspaper articles as examples in order to show the range of historical texts. In addition, the Zeit.shift MOOC teaches skills in reading Gothic script via interactive web applications and provides insight into the topics of digitization, automated text recognition, computer linguistics and digital methods in the humanities.
The lessons build on each other in terms of content, but can also be used individually. Learning videos on the MOOC content and interviews with experts from the Zeit.shift project and the University of Innsbruck are provided. The videos are supplemented by additional text and image material, quizzes and assignments. The content can be developed or integrated and used as part of the lessons in schools in North, East and South Tyrol.