Exploring the opportunities for online learning platforms to support the emergency home school context

Bronwyn Cumbo, Dan Richardson, Tom Bartindale

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of schools forced families across the globe to transition to school at home. This un-precedented context is likely to have a lasting impact on the practice of schooling and the role of online, digital platforms within school contexts. In this paper we present a contextual inquiry of an emer-gency home school context', detailing how nine young families in Melbourne, Australia adapted to the unexpected introduction of school to the home following the government-directed closure of schools. Through an online interview and photo-journal study, we develop an emplaced understanding of the context detailing how the relations between people and places around the home evolved over time. We present fve design considerations for digital platforms to support the emergency home school context, placing focus on the fuid roles, relationships and evolving sense of place.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationMaking Waves, Combining Strengths
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherACM
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380966
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Making Waves, Combining Strengths, CHI 2021 - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Making Waves, Combining Strengths, CHI 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/05/2113/05/21

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