The Families and Media Project (FAM) aims to unearth the potential that media may have for enriching family learning and routines.To accomplish these aims, members of the Families and Media Research Consortium will conduct a series of studies that link large-scale data with in-depth illustrations.Additionally, parents reported that their children weren’t learning as much about science as they were about other subjects.
Furthermore, most parents responded that educational media use had directly contributed to their child’s learning.
The challenging (yet not surprising) news is that there is a significant drop in the proportion of educational media use after children reach the age of four (78% of 2-4 year-olds’ media use is educational, compared with 27% of 8-10 year-olds’).
When asked what his biggest takeaway from the day’s events were, Sesame Street CEO Mel Ming replied, “That we can be partners with Latino-Hispanic communities in determining the best images that their children can get.
[We can] motivate, inspire, and have them learn and become the citizens that they want to become, not the ones that we want them to be.
Sussex University: Informatics Informatics at Sussex is an internationally renowned centre for the study of artificial intelligence, bio-inspired computing, cognitive science, digital media technologies, and human-computer interaction.
Minecraft has been widely celebrated for its educational value.
Findings will be translated for educators and media designers interested in designing content, products, and educational programs that: Our goals are to stimulate the national conversation around the ways families use digital media together; inform policy on digital equity, family engagement, healthy development and education reform; inform design of media and media-based interventions and curricula; and to create resources for parents and educators to increase the amount/quality of interactions around media.
African Farmer is a free, open source game that simulates the complex decisions and uncertainties faced by small-scale farmers living in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Video: John Thompson explains the background to the game The project is supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development through a grant to the Future Agricultures Consortium, with additional support from the United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through a grant to the STEPS Centre.