Saudi Parental Involvement in EFL Students’ Achievement via Edmodo

Areej A. Alsanosi, Thuraya A. Alabsi

Abstract


Parental involvement is a key predictor of students’ success in academic and general life. Moreover, the integration of technology has had a massive influence on the learning process and in facilitating parents’ involvement. The current study aims to explore the role of parents in the achievements of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners via Edmodo, which is a platform consisting of three important main components. A descriptive method is used to conduct the research with a sample of 50 parents of female students at the intermediate stage of King Abdul Aziz private school, and using a questionnaire as an instrument. The results indicated a high level of parental involvement in supporting their daughters’ progress. Moreover, parents were pleased when the teachers kept them informed about their daughters’ progress in English. Communication with the school and supervision of homework had a positive effect on the quality of learning. The results revealed that parental involvement enhanced English language skills and increased learners’ motivation to work hard. In addition, the study discovers the positive perception of parents regarding the use of Edmodo.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ire.v8i1.15936

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