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I am currently a 4th year student at RMIT University completing a Bachelor of Education.
I am completing a project as part of my assessment this semester which involves my investigating ways to involve parents in their childs education using the Ultranet as a vehicle for collaboration and communication. I am researching ways in which schools can effectively introduce parents to the ultranet and encourage them to use it as a means of collaboration and a way to be more involved in their children's education.
I would like to find out:
I would also appreciate if you are will to share whether you think the implementation of the ultranet has been a successful venture at your school and what was most beneficial as a way of encouraging parents to be involved. Some questions I have are:
If you happen to have that type of information I would appreciate it if you would share your findings with me. All information would remain confidential and used only in my report. I will not use any identifying information.
I thank you in advance for considering my request and am happy to answer any queries that you may have about my project.
I appreciate you sharing that with me and I will pass that tip about gmail etc. to my daughters school as they are planning to introduce the Ultranet to parents next term.
As part of my assignment I have created a wiki space for parents at my daughters school to help them understand about the Ultranet and to give them direct links to video tutorials and things that can be found in the parent manual. It also includes a discussion board where parents can post any queries or suggestions. The principal was very happy with it and is intending to have me present it to parents as a place they can go to for support. It was originally intended to be part of a community space within the ultranet space itself but my visitor access code did not allow provisions for creating or editing spaces so we went with an external wiki instead.
I look forward to hearing more about how the next phase goes. Good luck