Jeffrey, Bob; Bradshaw, Pete; Twining, Peter and Walsh, Chris
Ethnography, education and on-line research.
In: European Conference of Educational Research, 25-28 August 2010, Univesity of Helsinki, Finland.
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This paper is an attempt to establish the methodological basis for carrying out ethnographies of online education communities, in particular in the Continuing Professional Development VITAL project co-ordinated by the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at The Open University www.vital.ac.uk/
A much shorter earlier draft version of this paper was given at the Qualitative Research For Web 2.0/3.0: The Next Leap! 25 & 26 March 2010 in Berlin. Organised by Merlien.
The arguments and references in this paper are almost all to be found in two books 'one authored and one edited – by Professor Christine Hine of Surrey University, UK (Hine 2000; Hine 2005).
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