ERIC Number: EJ932041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Providing a Platform for Parents? Exploring the Nature of Parental Engagement with School Learning Platforms
Selwyn, N.; Banaji, S.; Hadjithoma-Garstka, C.; Clark, W.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v27 n4 p314-323 Aug 2011
This paper investigates how schools are supporting parents' involvement with their children's education through the use of "Learning Platform" technologies--i.e. the integrated use of virtual learning environments, management information systems, communications, and other information and resource-sharing technologies. Based on in-depth case studies of six primary and six secondary schools across England, the paper explores the various ways that schools are implementing, adopting, and using Learning Platforms to engage with parents. The paper also considers how these technologies are being received and used by parents. A number of underlying issues and tensions behind parents' engagement with school Learning Platform technologies are considered, and the potential of digital technologies to reconfigure pre-existing school/parent relationships is examined.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Educational Technology, Program Effectiveness, Case Studies, Technology Integration, Management Information Systems, Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)