The international Digital Humanism scientific program is brought by the experimental international UNESCO Chair “Innovation, Transmission and Digital Edition” (ITEN) with IDEFI-créaTIC (Excellence Initiative for Innovative Training), the Sémantis network, CECUA (European Confederation of Computer User Associations), G9+ Institute (digital, telecom and multimedia alumni clubs from prestigious schools) in partnership with the Chairs at Unesco-Orbicom, Le Monde des Possibles AND Cap Digital.
The UNESCO ITEN research Chair was created in July 2012. Led by Professor Ghislaine Azémard, the Chair is dedicated to research and experiments on new means of digital mediation and transmission.
The Chair brings academic and business partners together on the issue of contemporary changes in transmission associated with the effects of digital innovation.
The research team aims to understand the communication, psychological and socio-cognitive phenomena caused by the widespread use of NTIC and new means of learning. It assesses the actual impact of experimental protocols and proposes the implementation of innovative educational and publishing tools.
These actions are organised around several objectives:
- To devise an interdisciplinary theoretical framework to explain contemporary transmission processes;
- To design, create and evaluate innovative crossmedia tools dedicated to transmission and publishing;
- To study and propose new forms of cultural, scientific, spatial and educational mediation by using new Information and Communication Science technologies;
- To establish an experimental space dedicated to digital applications (including smart glass, touch tables and communication objects).
The Chair is supported by the AGEFA-PME, whose objective is to promote and develop vocational training and learning for employees from small-and medium-sized companies.