Impact and research findings

Micro:bit in class

Visi programuoja

We're a non-profit who's mission is to have real world impact beyond the typical demographics that work in STEM. We commission research to check if are meeting this mission.

Micro:bit book project

Jungtinis mokymo planas

Coding isn't just about going to a computing class! The micro:bit has projects that are great for all subjects including Design Technology, Physics and Art and Music classes.

Sri Lanka

Aplink pasaulį

Although we started in the UK, the micro:bit is now available in class rooms across the world. As new research from different sources becomes available it will be published on this page.

UK Research Findings

The BBC commissioned an impact study after giving away up to one million BBC micro:bits for free to:

  • Every year 7 student in England and Wales
  • Every year 8 student in Northern Ireland
  • Every S1 student in Scotland.
The impact study found that... [BBC]:

  • 90% moksleivių teigė, kad micro:bit parodė, jog kiekvienas gali programuoti.
  • 86% moksleivių teigė, kad su micro:bit informatikos pamokos tapo įdomesnės.
  • 70% daugiau mergaičių teigė, kad rinksis informatikos pamokas, po to, kai naudojo micro:bit.
  • 85% mokytojų sutinka, kad su juo kompiuterių mokslo pamokos vaikams labiau patinka.
  • Pusė mokytojų, kurie naudojo micro:bit sako, kad dabar jie jaučiasi labiau pasitikintys kaip pedagogai, ypač tie, kurie teigia nesijaučia užtikrinti dėstant informatiką.
  • Sentance et al., “Creating cool stuff” – Pupils’ experience of the BBC micro:bit, Kings College London

You can find our more in the BBC press release. The Foundation is now working on a new UK study. If you received micro:bits in the the original project and would like to get involved, please contact us.

Future Studies - Get Involved

We are continually working on new research and open to collaborating. Contact us via our normal channels if you would like to hear about more impact studies or would like to contribute.

Research

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