Longitudinal studies using authentic eTwinning data
Social Network Analysis (SNA)
Scenario forecasting exercises for policy-makers and shapers
Methods to study eTwinning
Future oriented scenarios. Policy challenges. (IPTS) SN Analysis and visualization of eTwinning (RWTH) Teachers Professional Development, Social capital & Peer-support (OUNL) eTwining data! Project coordination. Dissemination to teachers’ and policy-makers’ networks. (EUN)
Example SNA 1 How dependent is the eTwinning social network structure on a small core group of eTwinners? “ ... no super-hubs who exclusively connect the clusters. Clusters are typically connected via several hubs. In conclusion, although eTwinning is dependent on a core group, this is a large and well connected”
Example SNA 2: In Figure 5a, the larger nodes indicate that those teachers play a more important role as a “b r oker ” in the network by connecting to different clusters of teaches who collaborate within different projects than the smaller nodes. In Figure 5b, the larger nodes in the project cooperation network indicates that those teachers are part of more projects than the other teachers with the smaller nodes.
Example SNA 3: evolution of a Database Research Community VLDB 1990 VLDB 1995 VLDB 2000 VLDB 2006