At Glasgow Science Centre (GSC), we have been focusing on children’s understanding of balance using an existing balance board exhibit and pre/post-interviews with the describe, predict, explain format. Our early studies with children indicated that children’s interaction with the balance board led to them using balance-type gestures in post-interaction interviews.
Women in Data
Celebrating women working in data and challenging industry to promote and retain women are core priorities for the Data Driven Innovation 'Women in Data' project. Professor Judy Robertson, Chair in Digital Learning, has taken part in the project as one of 50 women interviewed about their work in the tech sector.
'Effie St John' (the robot) joins the Centre for Research in Digital Education
This week the Centre welcomed our new ‘robot colleague’ (mentioned in our teaching Manisfesto) Effie St John is a telepresence robot, which we are trialling over the next few months on behalf of the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI - hence the name!).
Just published! Lydia Plowman speculates about some of the implications for young children's play and learning when technology becomes less visible in her chapter ‘When the technology disappears’ inExploring key issues in early childhood and technology, edited by Chip Donohue and published by Routledge.