Creating parentopia: Design-based research to develop an interface for parent learning communities and networks

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Abstract

Participatory design research was employed to create a virtual support and learning interface for parents and staff in an educational program for families and young children. Social constructivist perspectives on learning specific to the parenting role provided theoretical foundation for development. Platform design research validated user interest a complementary space for learning within class and wider program communities, and that integrated involvement of parents’ personal social networks. An iterative design process identified tools and activities for initial prototype development, implementation and redesign. The time to identify platform and implementation features necessary to ensure further research proved a benefit. The natural evolution of system roles and supports, comfort with an innovation by parents and staff, and communication about the innovation over time has resulted in a shift in expectations about how learning and support takes place in the program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaking a Difference
Subtitle of host publicationPrioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsBrian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, Kyu Yon Lim
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages367-374
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355007
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 22 2017

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period6/18/176/22/17

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