Impact and research findings

Micro:bit in class

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We're a non-profit aiming to have a real impact beyond the typical demographics that work in STEM.

Micro:bit book project

Cross Curricular

Coding isn't just for Computing class! The micro:bit has projects that are great for Design Technology, Physics and even Art and Music classes.

Sri Lanka

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Although we had our humble beginnings in the UK, the micro:bit is benefiting Computing classes in Finland, Sri Lanka, Singapore, the USA and more.

UK Research Findings

We've ensured the micro:bit's development is backed with academic research. So far we've had great results with well over 1 million devices deployed [BBC]:

  • 90% of students said the micro:bit showed them that anyone can code.
  • 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 got 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 more impact studies or would like to contribute.

Research

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