What We Do > Research
We investigate how technology can influence and enhance teaching and learning by conducting basic, applied, formative, and summative research using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
With support from the US Department of Education, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) have jointly developed transmedia learning resources for preschool learning in literacy and mathematics, with the goal of improving achievement in these subjects among young children in high-need communities. During this phase of the Ready To Learn project, we will work with SRI International to conduct a large-scale home study on preschool mathematics learning, measuring the possible benefits to children from low-income families of a media-rich early math supplement featuring familiar characters from public media resources.
Our Ready To Learn project website summarizes all our research work on this initiative from 2006 until the present.