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Multimodal Longitudinal Journaling
Multimodal Longitudinal Journaling
Lesley Jane GourlayMartin Oliver

This chapter outlines the case for an holistic approach to studying e-learning, influenced by ethnography, New Literacy Studies (NLS) and sociomateriality (a tradition of work related to posthumanism and material semiotics). The theoretical framing for such work is presented and related to developments in ethnography and digital anthropology. To illustrate this approach, methods are described that were used to enact this framework in the context of a study of graduate students’ digital literacies.


Research in e-learning is diverse. Czerniewicz (2010), in her analysis of research in the field over recent decades, argues that whilst a shared research agenda has started to emerge, the field remains inconsistent and fragmented. There is no homogenous perspective that ...

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