Working with Ph.D. students Marisol Wong-Villacress and Parisa Khanipour, and a number of other student, we have been exploring how parents access learning resources for their children, and the challenges some parents have in doing so.  We look specifically to understand parents use of technology to understand how we can design for better access.

Wong-Villacres, Marisol, Ehsan, Upol, Solomon, Amber, Pozo Buil, Maria, and DiSalvo, Betsy, (2017). Design Guidelines for Parent-School Technologies to Support the Ecology of Parental Engagement. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children 2017, Stanford, June 2017.

DiSalvo, Betsy, Khanipour Roshan, Parisa. and Morrison, Briana. (2016). Information Seeking Practices of Parents: Exploring Skills, Face Threats and Social Networks. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM.

Roshan Khanipour, Parisa, Jacob, Maia, Dye, Michaelanne and DiSalvo, Betsy (2014) Exploring How Parents in Economically Depressed Communities Access Learning Resouces. Proceedings of the International ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork (Group 2014), Sanibel Island, November 2014.

DiSalvo, Betsy and Roshan Khanipour, Parisa (2014). Medium Probes: Exploring the medium not the message, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems 2014, Vancouver, June 2014.

DiSalvo, Betsy, Reid, Cecili and Roshan Khanipour, Parisa (2014). They Can’t Find Us: The Search for Informal CS Education. Proceedings of 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Atlanta, March 2014.