Interdisciplinary applied research that lies at the intersection of child development, psychology, communication, and policy.
Current research projects include:
Supporting 21st Century Youth Librarians
We were awarded a 3-year Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Lifelong Learning Project grant in partnership with geographically diverse public United States libraries, Carroll County Public Library system, Chandler Public Library, and the Scarborough Public library.
We are conducting a Zoom learning study to understand how children’s visual attention during a Zoom lesson impacts student comprehension. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our research participant database.
We launched a two-year pilot research and development project that empowers adolescent youth in Evanston, IL to help each other use digital technology in healthy and productive ways. The project includes opportunities for adolescents to conduct the research and then use the research to inform the development of a curriculum for a peer to peer mentorship program with middle school students.
We conducted a large quantitative survey to document how early childhood teachers (grades PreK-3rd) used technology to support students during remote or e-learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Erikson Institute’s Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center offers innovative professional development workshops, webinars, and programs designed to develop early childhood educators as leaders in technology integration in early childhood classrooms.