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University of Sheffield
Professor of Education
Jackie has conducted research projects that have explored young children’s access to new technologies and their emergent digital literacy skills, knowledge and understanding. She has also examined the way in which parents/carers and other family members support this engagement with media and technologies. She is Chair of the EU COST Action ‘The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children’, which involves a network of 30 EU countries. Jackie’s latest book, with Julia Bishop, is ‘Changing Play: Play, Media and Commercial Culture from the 1950s to the Present Day’ (Open University Press, 2014).
Learning by App
Not all games that claim to be educational stand up to scrutiny. 32% of games on the Apple app store have an educational claim or learning goal, but “a great majority… are not very good games and they are not very good at stimulating learning” (Lauri Jarvilehto, Rovio). We hear…