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Parental involvement through Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) - experiences and lessons
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2016 (English)In: Unequalising World – Equalising School?, Turku, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Spring 2015, a new web-based Learning Management System “Learning Room (LR)” was implemented in all public schools in one municipality located in the north part of Sweden. To evaluate the implementation process, as well as to investigate teachers’ experiences of application of LR, an online survey questionnaire was sent anonymously to all grade 1-12 teachers in March 2016. The purpose of this paper was to describe and discuss the teachers’ (N=454) experiences and perceptions regarding the use of LR in communicating and interacting with parents. The result indicated that the majority of teachers had negative experiences of some features in the system, which prevented the opportunities for their own and parental use of the system. This had caused the decrease of school-home communications in practices. However, it was too early to make a simple conclusion that the implementation of LR was totally failed. Implementation of a new educational technology is a complex process. A successful implementation of technologies in education calls for policy commitment, quality features of the technical design, sufficient organizational support and positive personal attitudes and efforts.

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Turku, 2016.
Keywords [en]
Learning Management System (LMS), Learning Room (LR), implementation process, school-home communication, parental involvement, teacher survey
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-139877OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-139877DiVA, id: diva2:1144175
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FERA Conference on Education, Turku, 17 – 18 November 2016
Available from: 2017-09-25 Created: 2017-09-25 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

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