Impact and research findings

Micro:bit in class


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


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.

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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%学生表明,micro:bit 让他们了解到,人人都能够编程。
  • 86%的学生表明,micro:bit 让电脑科学更有趣。
  • 70%的女同学说,在使用micro:bit 之后,她们会选择计算机作为学习科目。
  • 85%的老师表示同意,micro: bit 让他们的学生能够享受ICT/计算机科学的学习。
  • 使用过 micro: bit 后,50%老师表明,作为一个老师他们更有自信,尤其是那些以前在教授计算机学科上不够自信的老师们。,
  • 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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