Title: The 'Parent–Teacher Meeting': an e-service for participation and inclusion

Authors: Olof Nilsson

Addresses: CITIZYS Research Group, Department of Information Technology and Media, Mid Sweden University, SE-851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden

Abstract: This paper presents the e-service |Parent-Teacher Meeting|, developed in the on-going project ||Everyday Communication Home and School||, ECHOES. The project is a |triple helix| project with Akroken Science Park, the Municipality of Sundsvall, the CITIZYS Research Group and an IT consultant company as partners. It aims to develop a web-based communication and information channel to enhance the contacts between the schools and the parents. The development process has been |citizen-driven| with an active involvement of the potential users. The first version has been in use for one year, and a evaluation indicates a success.

Keywords: home–school communication; citizen-driven development; open source; e-services; online services; electronic services; parent-teacher meetings; triple helix; web-based communication; web-based information; internet; parents; teachers; schools.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSHC.2008.020476

International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing, 2008 Vol.1 No.1, pp.1 - 9

Available online: 27 Sep 2008 *

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