COLLABORATIVE NETWORKING BETWEEN TEACHERS AND FAMILIES FOR A MORE EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC MONITORING OF STUDENTS
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to position the school and its members to face the challenge to organize, participate, teach and learn from a new technological paradigm more participatory and dynamic that favors an inclusive education from the online social networking processes that promote information, communication and interactive personal and professional relationships within educational institutions. Digital Technologies allow new ways to organize, manage and interact in schools developing the quality of the education system in important dimensions such as personal relationships, academic interaction and professional staff.
This research was conducted in one hundred schools in the province of Toledo in Castilla-La Mancha in which we analyzed the potential of virtual tools in the development of digital academic monitoring of students. The results prove that these digital strategies are highly productive for teachers and families in the academic monitoring of students.
Interactive online networks who are developing different regions in Spain is allowing schools to adopt new forms of organization and school management much more productive and adapted to an eminently technological environment. This new way of understanding leadership and organizational processes in schools facilitates greater collaboration from all members and a new way to approach academic processes and address the parents in a more dynamic and participative way.
We cannot ignore the fact that modern society creates new spaces and times in the communication that can provide new ways of organizing. (Canton, 2004, Nonaka and Takeuchi, 1995; Carrión, 2002; Bueno Campos, 1999). Organizational aspects such as classrooms, buildings and their own organizational resources have changed. New challenges in educational institutions face increasing structural complexity and in the formation and interaction of its members (mobile phones, chat rooms, forums, social networks, etc.). Academic and human impact has to answer through a new more flexible educational structure and integrating new dynamic models of communication, information and participation.
When parents are involved in school organization, teachers show a greater interest in academic development of students and parents who are treated as partners in school organization play a decisive role in the academic and behavioral development of their children. Participation through networks in teaching encourages teachers to inform families more effectively in various dimensions.
• Communications Service:
- Send messages to families and check the messages sent and received.
- Show your opinion in the different surveys.
- Consult the news published on bulletin board.
• Job Control
- Assign jobs to students.
- Virtual assessment.
- Check the status of the commissioned work.
• Follow-up examinations
- Set the date of the examinations and grading.
• Communications absences
- Receive and check notifications of absences of students by their legal guardians.
• Track of students and teaching through the virtual classroom
• Official Calendar
• Personal Calendar
- Allows entering appointments of interesting events of an academic or personal.
Keywords: Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Collaborative Virtual Environments, Networking.