This article concerns the evaluation of the social capital of the European teachers participating in the eTwinning Portal activities, run by European Schoolnet and characterised by more than 160,000 registered teachers from 35 countries, involved in more than 19,000 projects (2010). This evaluation has been performed by using the Social Network Analysis approach.
The authors found that some correlations can be found "between social network analysis measures like degree and betweenness centrality as well as the local clustering coefficient, activity statistics about usage of eTwinning and the quality management of European Schoolnet".
For the analysis of eTwinning network data, three Learning Analytics tools have been developed:
- eVa (eTwinning Network Visualization and Analysis), a network visualization and simple analysis tool.
- CAfe (Competence Analyst for eTwinning), an SNA-based competence management and teachers' self-monitoring tool.
- AHTC (Ad Hoc Transient Communities) services, which involve users into question-answer activities on the eTwinning Portal.