Supporting All Parents' Involvement in K-12 Online Learning
Abstract: Parents play an important role in the academic success of their children. As K-12 online learning becomes a common reality, parents may find the need to increase their digital literacy and technology self-efficacy to support their children's education in this new paradigm. This issue is exacerbated for parents who are part of the digital divide who often lack resources to support their digital learning children. Cultural differences also need to be considered as they can affect family dynamics when exploring parental digital skills. Communication strategies employed by teachers and teacher educators that are adapted to individual parental situations can be an important part of the solution. This roundtable shares theories, resources, and cultural considerations to increase parental technology efficacy to help children with online lessons and homework.