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|Title:||Creating Parentopia: Design-Based Research to Develop an Interface for Parent Learning Communities and Networks|
|Publisher:||Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Citation:||Walker, S. (2017). Creating Parentopia: Design-Based Research to Develop an Interface for Parent Learning Communities and Networks In Smith, B. K., Borge, M., Mercier, E., and Lim, K. Y. (Eds.). (2017). Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2017, Volume 1. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 2017|
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