Impact and research findings

Micro:bit in class

Jeder Mensch programmiert

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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Auf der ganzen Welt

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% der Schüler sagten, dass der BBc Micro:bit ihnen gezeigt hatte, dass jeder programmieren kann.
  • 86% der Schüler gaben an, dass der micro:bit die Informatik interessanter gemacht habe.
  • 70% mehr Mädchen gaben an, dass sie Computertechnik als Schulfach wählen würden, nachdem sie den micro:bit benutzt haben.
  • 85% der Lehrkräfte sind sich einig, dass es Computer Technik/Informatik für ihre Schüler angenehmer gemacht hat.
  • Die Hälfte der Lehrer, die den micro:bit benutzt haben, gibt an, dass sie sich jetzt sicherer fühlen als Lehrer, besonders diejenigen, die sagen, dass sie nicht sehr zuversichtlich waren, Computer zu unterrichten.
  • 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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