Welcome!

September 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

Welcome to the Children’s Digital Media Center at Georgetown University. We are dedicated to understanding how digital media influence children’s development.  Primarily through funds from the National Science Foundation and private foundations, we conduct research, train researchers, and disseminate information to policymakers and businesses about children and digital media in order to create a quality children’s media environment.

Our most recent projects focus on children’s learning from intelligent agents.  For example, we found that young children who had closer emotionally-tinged parasocial relationships with Dora the Explorer – our intelligent character – and who interacted with her using parasocial math talk mastered math skills better.   To read more about this study, click here.

Please feel free to explore our website to see more of the work going on at the Children’s Digital Media Center.  If you are a parent interested in participating in current or future studies at the CDMC, please click here.  If you are a student and interested in joining our team, please fill out this form. We hope that you can join us!

Sandra Calvert, Professor of Psychology
Director, Children’s Digital Media Center

 

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