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Professional Journal Article Critique

Lua Shanks

Dr. Dubard

2-26-2022

Due Date


Journal Article Critique

A. Title of the Article

Osorio-Saez, E. M., Eryilmaz, N., & Sandoval-Hernandez, A. (2021). Parents’ Acceptance of Educational Technology: Lessons From Around the World. Frontiers in Psychology12. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc8437146/

B. Main Idea

The article explores parental acceptance of educational technology to promote students’ learning. Well-structured technology tools promote increased parents’ engagement in using technology to support students’ learning. Parents accept educational technologies that are easy to use and align with their knowledge and skills.

C. Article Summary

In an era infiltrated by technological advancements, school curriculum is adopting technology to enhance classroom teaching and learning. Osorio-Saez and Sandoval-Hernandez (2021) conducted a survey to determine the acceptance of technology by parents to determine the support given to parents to encourage them to help their children use technology to learn remotely. 4600 parents from 19 countries participated in the survey. Following the covid-19 pandemic, most schools globally were closed to ensure compliance to covid-19 containment measures. As a result, online learning became a norm, prompting parents to buy digital devices to continue their children’s learning. While technology adoption in the classroom enhances students’ learning, there is limited evidence on parents’ ability to polish their skills to ensure effective parent engagement. Parents’ participation in technology use enhances their knowledge and skills.

Parent engagement involves active involvement in their child’s learning. Parental engagement in children’s learning positively correlates to children’s achievement and performance. Parents support toward the school curriculum and learning in its entirety. Parent engagement forms the basis of active home learning by creating an emotional climate that promotes learning (Osorio-Saez and Sandoval-Hernandez, 2021, pg. 3). Parents also support learning by ensuring access to learning materials such as digital devices.

Digital devices enhance access to learning resources and information. Parents can use digital devices to enhance their digital literacy while helping their children access academic content. Parents learn to accept the use of technology through direct observation.

Parent engagement relies heavily on social influence, enabling conditions, and ease of use. Most parents fear accepting technology in home learning due to technological devices’ complexity, which makes it hard to operate them. Educational technology should be user-friendly, well structured, and easy to use. Socialization enables parents to interact with their children, teachers, and other parents, enabling them to self-assess their performance and share the pitfalls and successes of technology in relation to homeschooling (Osorio-Saez and Sandoval-Hernandez, 2021, pg. 13). Given the complexities of using technology in homeschooling, schools should create a program to expose parents to the wide range of technological devices available for learning. These programs should teach parents about security regulations channels for parental discussion and clearly define parents’ role in supporting learning.

D. Application in the Classroom

The article postulated that parents’ acceptance of educational technology is vital in promoting student’s learning. Although most parents resist educational technology due to the complexity of the digital device, a crucial step in promoting parent engagement is acknowledging the difficulties faced in using technology and focusing on their strengths. Mostly, parents want to feel validated, and explaining the positive impact of parent acceptance of educational technology could encourage them to support technology use. Amidst the covid-19 pandemic, it is important to set clear expectations about children’s support to use educational technology. The educator should inform parents when children will use technology in the classroom, the number of online work students will complete, and the support needed. Parents lack opportunities to enhance their digital literacy skills. Hence, creating a parent technology arena would be ideal for training parents to use various educational technologies such as Google slides to create presentations.

E. Article Critique

The article successfully highlighted the factors that influence parents to accept and use technology. The most notable is the social influence factor that emphasizes the effects of direct observation on promoting parent engagement. Before reading the article, I thought that parents are logical beings who do not need to learn from other people, especially their children. Surprisingly, children can teach their parents how to use digital devices and influence them to support educational technology. The article also used recent data sources to gather information about parent engagement. With current and updated information, it is possible to make an informed decision about teaching parents to become advocates for educational technology.

References

Osorio-Saez, E. M., Eryilmaz, N., & Sandoval-Hernandez, A. (2021). Parents’ Acceptance of Educational Technology: Lessons From Around the World. Frontiers in Psychology12. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc8437146/

Article Summary and Critique

20 possible points

· Must be one page, typed, in Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced.

· Must have at least one paragraph summarizing the article (no plagiarizing)

· Must have at least one paragraph critiquing the article…tell why you agree or disagree with the contents of the article. Cite specific examples from your own teaching/observing in the classroom that supports your opinion.

· Must cite the article in APA format. You can look this up online if you do not have an APA manual. Here is an example:

Moore, K.D. (2015). Effective instructional strategies: From theory to practice, 4th ed. Sage Publications, Inc.

· Late article summaries and critiques will have point deductions for each day they are late. If you are not in class when an article summary/critique is due, it is your responsibility to email it to me on the day of class to not incur point penalties.

Grammar, Spelling, Mechanics (4 points)

Formatting (2 points)

Summary (6 points)

Critique (6 points)

APA Citation (2 points)

All sentences must use proper spelling, grammar, and mechanics. Points will be deducted for errors in spelling, grammar, and mechanics.

Your paper must be typed in Times New Roman 12 point font and double spaced. Points will be deducted for not following the specified format.


You must provide a summary of the article in your own words. The reader of your summary has not read your article, so provide a thorough and concise summary so that your reader will understand what the article was about. Points will be deducted for summaries that involve plagiarism or are not thorough and concise.

You must provide a critique of the article, citing your opinion of the contents of the article. You must cite specific examples from your own teaching/observation in the classroom to support your opinions. Points will be deducted for not providing a thorough critique or citing examples from your own teaching/observing.

The article must be cited in proper APA format. Points will be deducted for improper citation.

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