Numerous research studies have shown parent engagement contributes to a successful online learning experience for their children. It also helps the teachers in student engagement, making online learning much more effective.
Here are some types of parental engagement that research has identified and was valued by educators:
- Parents/Guardians should monitor student performance and progress for their courses – sit with your child regularly to check how your child is managing their assigned course work.
- Motivate student engagement – set expectations and motivate your child to meet them.
- Help students with assignments – even if parents are unfamiliar with course content, assist your child in general ways such as reading instructions, proofreading essays etc.,