LMS Use in Primary School as an Internet-Accessible Notice Board
The educational use of LMSs in primary schools where all students entered the platform using their own e-mail account in order to enter in the platform and get access to homework or tasks assigned to them by the teacher has been presented and analysed before. However, there are practical problems involved in enrolling very young students into any type of platform, which resulted in the present trial to use it without such restrictions. The school use of the LMS as (effectively) an internet-accessible notice board came to provide solutions to the following educational needs: (a) Open communication between teacher and parents e.g. to inform them for upcoming events, assignments, and instructions on a day-to-day basis. (b) Help students who missed lessons to find reliable information as to what was taught, and download supporting material. (c) Offer extra teaching material (or supporting material) to students. (d) Attempt to build a sense of three-part educational community between students, parents, and teacher with obvious benefits to all. Specifically, the parents get the supervisory role to their child’s education that they deserve. Details of the actual LMS deployment and its actual use at a primary school are given. The results from the analysis of a student and parent questionnaire are analysed and presented graphically herein, while conclusions are drawn.
KeywordsLMS Primary school LMS Parent-teacher communication Educational games
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