E-Learning Program in archival ethnography: Evaluation of the course: “People coming from Mt Pelion in Egypt: Archival Ethnography from the perspective of new technologies and the Internet”
- Country : Greece
- Subject : archives ethnography,education
The present essay expounds the results following the implementation of the semester course: “People coming from Mt Pelion in Egypt: Archival Ethnography from the perspective of new technologies and the Internet”. The research is conducted to fill the demands of a postdoctoral research of the Laboratory Folklore & Social Anthropology of the Department of History & Ethnology School of Classics & Humanities of the Democritus University Thrace. The main subject of the essay is Archival Ethnography & Readings in the Digital Environment: "Conversing" with the Archives of People coming from Mt Pelion in Egypt.
In particular, the aim of this research was to evaluate the first semester course of a one year e-learning program which is integrated to a wider research concerning archival ethnography with a special focus on archives of people coming from Mt Pelion who emigrated and worked in Egypt from 1860 to 1960. (Kapaniaris 2014). The region of Mt Pelion in the prefecture of Magnesia belongs to the region of Thessaly, Greece. The aim of the research was to investigate whether the trainees during the first semester were sufficiently supported in order to acquire the theoretical background and other useful skills so as to be able to devise a brief ethnography and a digital narrative on the archives of people coming from Mt Pelion in Egypt, during the following semester course.