Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de Diciembre de 2016 vol.17, No.12


Identity and virtuality on Teaching Digital Humanities

Paula Lizeth Mora Castillo

The use of new technologies in the digital era leads the human being to a new way of approaching, knowing and experiencing the world. Nowadays, “being” in two places at the same time is something that any user of the digital world is used to. With the possibility of virtual ubiquity, the subject’s identity is more radically disassociated. This paper explains that in the digital era there is not only the need of search for new technological tools, but also a new epistemological framework so to teach digital humanities. The main question to be answered is: how can we bring back the integrity of the human being in the era of dissociation and what is the role of the digital humanities teaching on it? The paper will explore the implications in the digital era of the Descartes thesis about the human being as res extensa and res cogitansand and, the concept of the body according to the Phenomenology.

Keywords: Online education. Teaching and Digital Humanities, social interaction, Free online educational resources.