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dc.contributor.advisor Lotfipour, Shahnaz en
dc.contributor.author Jow, Christin en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-08T20:35:29Z en
dc.date.available 2018-11-08T20:35:29Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-11-08 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/206608 en
dc.description.abstract Problems are ongoing as schools attempt to build relationships with parents through constant communication (St. George, 2010). With technology becoming increasingly popular, schools have access to innovative ways to improve communication. The purpose of this project was to create an eModule to teach sixth-grade parents to use the school grading website system, School Loop. The eModule was designed to explain how to use various components of the school grading application and communication system such as registering, checking student's grades, and emailing teachers and staff. The project was intended specifically for sixth-grade parents to learn before their child starts middle school. This project investigated various literature on the impact of positive involvement from homes that can greatly impact students’ school life (Dearing, Kreider, Simpkins, & Weiss, 2006). Although parental involvement is highly encouraged, there are barriers that hinder families from being active participants in their child’s education (Sirvani, 2007). These barriers include lack of resources, responsibility, and training. The project focused on equipping parents to utilize the school grading and communication system so that they are trained with the proper resource to be more engaged with their child’s school life. This project used Articulate Storyline 2 to create the interactive training program and was created with the ADDIE instructional design model as the backdrop. The result of the needs assessment conducted with a group of sixth-grade parents provided the content for the tutorial. This training program was created to allow parents to learn how to use the school grading and communication system, to register for the system, to email teachers and administrators, learn the basic navigation of the website, and how to check their child’s grades online. The tutorial was installed at Cal Poly server. After IRB approval, sixth-grade parents were invited via recruitment letter to participate in the tutorial and survey. The survey asked for their feedback about the module. Parents of one hundred and eight six grade students were invited to participate in the field testing process. Twenty six responded through the online survey. Feedback was received from parents about the interactivity of the module, multimedia components, aesthetics, and navigation of the training program through the survey. The results showed a positive attitude from a majority of the participants. After the field testing was completed, it was concluded that the tutorial accomplished the learning goals as majority of the participants indicated that the tutorial gave them enough knowledge to begin using the school grading and communication system, School Loop. en
dc.format.extent 75 pgs. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State Polytechnic University, Pomona en
dc.rights.uri http://www.cpp.edu/~broncoscholar/rightsreserved.html en
dc.subject school loop en
dc.subject parent involvement en
dc.subject school involvement en
dc.subject eModule en
dc.title School Loop at Home: An Interactive eModule for Parents en
dc.type Graduate Project en
dc.contributor.department Department of Education en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Japutra-Lazo, Marcia en
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en

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