Impact and research findings

Micro:bit in class

Iedereen kan het

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

Vakoverstijgend

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

Overal ter wereld

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% van de studenten vertelde dat de micro:bit laat zien dan iedereen kan programmeren.
  • 86% van de studenten zeiden dat micro:bit computerwetenschappen interessanter maakt.
  • 70% van de meisjes zei dat ze computerwetenschappen als een schoolvak zouden kiezen na het gebruik van de micro:bit.
  • 85% van de leerkrachten beamen dat het de ICT/computerwetenschappen voor de studenten leuker maakt.
  • De helft van de leerkrachten die de micro:bit gebruiken zeggen dat ze nu meer vertrouwen hebben als leraar, vooral degenen die minder zelfzeker zijn in het geven van computerwetenschappen.
  • 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.

Research

Testimonials

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