The Use of Technology Applications to Improve the Students’ Achievement and Communication With the Parents

Xiaosu TANG

Abstract


With the explosion of social networks and other technological applications, better communications can be achieved within school learning communities. Through these technological applications, parents are enabled to monitor their children’s academic progress and have better collaboration between them and their child’s teachers and school administration to ensure improved academic achievement and success. This paper reviews and discusses some past key research linking technology use with parent involvement and student achievement and success.


Keywords


Technology applications; Communications; Parental involvement; Students’ achievement

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