About my research

My research was set in the context of the European Commission’s eTwinning initiative and it looked specifically at the use of eTwinning Learning Events (non-formal learning). It examined how the community influences the development of teachers’ competence in online collaboration and discourse, and it considered the contribution of social aspects and online moderation.

I am very grateful to my supervisor, Dr. Julie-Ann Sime from Lancaster University, and to my eTwinning soulmate, Tiina Sarisalmi, for their invaluable support. And to my examiners, Prof. Marilyn Leask from the University of Bedfordshire and Dr. Don Passey from the University of Lancaster, for their valuable advice.
Keywords: online learning communities; community of inquiry; online collaboration; content analysis; social presence; social ties; teacher training

My reports, papers, slides, etc

Things I've produced as part of my research.
  • Report on my research of the eTwinning Learning Event 'Exploiting web 2.0 - eTwinning and collaboration', 12-24 April 2010, online.
  • Presentation for eTwinning Professional Development Workshop, Sardinia, 28 May 2010.