Workshop of Education on Digital Humanities Innovative Application in the Big Data Era (WEDHIA)

The advancements in information and communications technology have led the global economy into the era of Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution. Big data, blockchain, FinTech, Internet of Everything, and other cutting-edge ICT terminologies, however, are not enough to describe the digital economy. The features of a digital economy lie on the concepts of interdisciplinarity, modularity, and customization, which implies that the information of heterogeneous individual characteristics is critical to business innovation. To “decode” such information in big data depends on the knowledge in humanities and social sciences, including psychology, linguistics, literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, religious study, cultural study, and arts. As quoted by Peter Salovey, President of Yale University, Lei Zhang, a Yale alumnus, once said “The humanities are fundamental to reason. Isolating data and technology from the humanities is like trying to swim without water; you can have all the moves of Michael Phelps, but you still won’t end up getting anywhere” (as cited in Salovey, 2017, para. 6).

That being said, students majored in humanities and social sciences who desire to participate in the decoding business and succeed in the digital economy need to be familiar with big data analytics. Although more and more digital humanities courses have been offered in universities, most of them focus on the application of digital technologies to traditional humanities. Few emphasize the application of digital humanities to solving the practical problems in the new digital economy. Lacking applied education in digital humanities may result in a gap between the labor demand and supply in digital economies.

WEDHIA, of which two sessions will be held on the third day of DADH 2018, is to investigate the new trend in the development of digital humanities applications and new pedagogical methods to teach digital humanities applications. We invite those having experiences or interest in this field to participate in WEDHIA to exchange knowledge and stimulate new ideas.


Salovey, P. (2017, March 23). Why we need the humanities more than ever. World Economic Forum. Retrieved from

WEDHIA Session

Session 1

[GC003] Thursday, December 20, 2018 13:30 ~ 15:10

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  1. 大數據、外語學習、與創意力:數位時代的文創人才養成
    Big Data, Foreign Language Learning, and Ideation: The Emergence of Cultural and Creative Talents in the Digital Era

    • 陳怡蓁 元智大學
      Yi-Chen Chen (Yuan Ze University)
  2. 大數據時代下的資料視覺化:人文社會與資料科學的跨領域教學
    Data Visualization in the Big Data Era: Interdisciplinary Teaching in Humanities and Data Science

    • 洪暉鈞 臺北醫學大學
      Hui-Chun Hung (Taipei Medical University)
    • 羅光志 佛光大學
      Kuang-Chih Lo (Fo Guang University)
  3. 數位再現台灣文化史
    Digital representation of Taiwanese cultural history

    • 林淑慧 國立台灣師範大學
      Shu-hui Lin (National Taiwan Normal University)

Session 2

[GC003] Thursday, December 20, 2018 15:20 ~ 17:00

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  1. 數位人文跨域共授課程之群組討論行為模型分析
    Analysis of Behavioral Patterns on Group Discussion of Digital Humanities Interdisciplinary Co-teaching Courses

    • 朱志明 國立宜蘭大學
      Chih-Ming Chu (National Ilan University)
  2. Digital Political Science Learning Strategies
    • 蔡芸琤 國立臺灣大學
      Yun-Cheng Tsai (National Taiwan University)
    • 廖達琪 國立中山大學
      Da-Chi Liao (National Sun Yat-sen University)
  3. 提升數位人文經典課程學生學習動機與學習概念之數位遊戲創作學習模式
    A digital game-creating approach to improving students’ motivation and conception of learning in Chinese classical literature courses

    • 朱蕙君 東吳大學
      Hui-Chun Chu (Soochow University)
    • 王俊傑 東吳大學
      Chun-Chieh Wang (Soochow University)
    • 林宜陵 東吳大學
      Yi-Ling Lin (Soochow University)
    • 陳逸文 東吳大學
      Yi-Wen Chen (Soochow University)