Scaling Learning through Play with Technology
2020 to 2026

The LEGO Foundation-funded Scaling Learning through Play with Technology (Tech & Play) research collaborative supports the foundation’s extensive work promoting learning through play (LtP) globally. LtP helps children gain knowledge, develops their creativity, and sparks their love of learning. Through the Tech & Play research collaborative, EDC brings together research and implementation partners to work in Brazil, Kenya, and Rwanda to (1) increase our knowledge about the benefits of LtP with technology in diverse national contexts and (2) enable the establishment of sustainable LtP with technology programs.

The project is carrying out the following activities:

  • • Lead a collaborative research effort bringing together researchers and experts from the United States, Europe, Brazil, Kenya, and Rwanda
  • • Design a multi-faceted, long-term research plan that will support and inform the Tech & Play initiative from pilot phase to scaling in each country
  • • Create and facilitate a global community of practice of researchers, program developers, and practitioners focused on LtP with technology
  • • Generate a public conversation about LtP with technology through reports, conference presentations, success stories, blogs, and podcasts in many languages.

This study will provide insight into the successes and challenges of rolling out LtP technology in a a variety of low- and middle-income country contexts. It will advance knowledge of how playful, technology-infused experiences can enrich and deepen children's learning and enhance their overall development.