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Kervin, L. K. (2005). Students talking about home-school communication: Can technology support this process?. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 28 (2), 150-163.


This paper explores the use of technology to support communication about student learning and classroom experiences between home and school contexts. An examination of literature addressing home-school partnerships along with current thinking about the integration of this with Learning Technologies is presented. Research centred on the use of a mobile telephone as a tool to facilitate this process will be discussed. The power this ‘new’ technology brings to the students is discussed with reference to subsequent constraints. However, it is argued that students overwhelmingly perceive this tool as a valuable resource in stimulating and encouraging dialogue between the contexts and also a purposeful and meaningful classroom technology resource

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