The University of A Coruña has hosted a training course for professors and staff of seven universities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as part of “CLASS.”
The training has began on 18/06/2018 and activities will last until 03/07/2018, spanning a total of 12 working days, in the faculties of Philology and Computer Science of the University of A Coruña. The course has employed a blended learning methodology using the Moodle platform, with an on-site 4.5-hour session (9:00 to 13:30) and 3.5 hours of remote work each day. 34 Central Asian professors and staff have participated in the sessions.
The subjects covered in the training have been Blended Learning, Linguistics, Natural Language Processing and Quality Assessment, provided by 9 experts in each of the topics from the University of A Coruña. All of them are necessary subjects to train the Central Asian staff to implement multidisciplinary Master’s programs in Computational Linguistics, the ultimate goal of the project.
During the training, project members from other European partner universities (University of Santiago de Compostela and University of Porto) have visited A Coruña to meet with the training participants and advance other aspects of the project, like the elaboration of curricula and syllabuses for the Master’s programs. (Carlos Gómez Rodríguez)