21 Sep 2015


Remember the “digital native” hype from the early 2000s? There was a lot of discussion about how there was a new generation of children growing up were born with access to technology, and that their technological prowess  would be such that traditional education would need to reform to accommodate it. Research evidence is now growing to confirm that the superior skills of digital natives are in fact not a reality.  So you can feel quite smug if you rolled your eyes every time someone mentioned “digital natives” since 2001.

21 Sep 2015


With the evolution of technology moving at an ever faster pace, how do changes in the ways children interact with technology affect they way they think and learn?

Dr Andrew Manches discusses this issue from experience working with children in the following video

19 Sep 2015


Doing a PhD within a niche, interdisciplinary field can be filled with both euphoric highs and confusing lows. Am I doing something so ground-breaking that it will make simultaneous waves within several fields? Or is my work so niche it will fail to even register a ripple on any of its founding disciplines? As a result, hearing of success within your niche can help calm these choppy waters.

12 Sep 2015


Over recent months, everybody’s favourite cattle rustling based research project, BrainQuest, has gathered some momentum.

09 Sep 2015


Research conducted by Children and Technology’s Professor Lydia Plowman, and her colleagues at the Universities of Edinburgh and Sheffield, has revealed that in families which own tablet computers, almost a third of children aged under five have their own device.

Lydia spoke with the BBC’s Education Correspondent, Sean Coughlan, for his article for the BBC News website earlier this week: 

21 Aug 2015

Stuart Gray, who is a PhD student in the group has had his paper BrainQuest: An Executive Function Training Tool accepted as a long paper for the competitive Interaction, Design and Children conference in Boston, June this year.