Current Projects

Curious George 2D to 3D Transfer Study

We are investigating how early Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics exposure to a two-dimensional Curious George app can lead to better understanding of a three-dimensional task.  Preschool-aged children play one of two Curious George apps or are not exposed to any app.  We are interested in age and gender differences in how well children play the app and in how well they transfer that learning to the three-dimensional task.

 

Intelligent Character Study

We are investigating whether children learn early math skills better from characters who interact in contingent, intelligent ways.  We have children play a game with an intelligent character: Dora the Explorer.  Dora asks the children math questions, and responds contingently to their answers.  We are interested to see whether this level of interactivity allows children to learn more effectively from digital media!