Although we started in the UK, the micro:bit is now available in class rooms across the world. As new research from different places is available it will be published here.
UK Research Findings
As part of giving up to one million BBC micro:bits for free to every year 7 student in England and Wales, year 8 student in Northern Ireland and S1 student in Scotland the BBC also commissioned an impact study and found that... [BBC]:
90% மாணவர்கள் கூறினர் எல்லோராலையும் கோடிங் பண்ண முடியும் என்று மைகிரேபிட் தங்களுக்கு காட்டியுள்ளது.
86% of students said the micro:bit made Computer Science more interesting.
70% more girls said they would choose Computing as a school subject after using the micro:bit.
85% of teachers agree it has made ICT/Computer Science more enjoyable for their students.
Half of teachers who’ve used the micro:bit say they now feel more confident as a teacher, particularly those who say they’re not very confident in teaching Computing.
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.