Impact and research findings

Micro:bit in class

எல்லோரும் குறியீட்டு முறையை பயன்படுத்துகிறார்கள்

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

குறுக்கு பாடத்திட்டம்

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

உலகம் முழுவதும்

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% 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.
  • 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.

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