New projects in digital play and literacy development


Researchers looking at relationships between children and technology have received funding for two new projects:

Digital Play

Professor Lydia Plowman and a team at Moray House School of Education have been awarded funding by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) to design, develop and evaluate an eight-week online course on digital play for parents and health workers. They will work in partnership with Playbase, NHS Lothian, and City of Edinburgh Council.

Save the Children

Sarah McGeown, Sue Fletcher-Watson and Lydia Plowman have been commissioned by Save the Children to evaluate an app (image above) designed to support young children’s development of literacy.