Does Transmedia Enhance Learning for Kids? (VIDEO)

[ 0 ] March 10, 2012 |

PBS Kids is researching how kids use a number of different technological platforms and new technologies to learn certain concepts.

“Does a child who plays with all of those come away with a better understanding of that math concept than a child who just interacts with one? That’s what we’re researching right now,” Sara DeWitt, vice president of PBS Kids Interactive, told genConnect.

Watch Sara DeWitt elaborate on what PBS is learning about kids and technology below:



PBS is developing content that goes far beyond TV – video content, mobile apps, interactive online games, whiteboard games, and more. “It’s promising … kids are very engaged with their technology,” DeWitt said of PBS’ research.

 

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“We are always thinking about how new technologies affect children and how we can co-opt lots of new technologies for education so we feel like it’s really important to be paying attention to what’s happening out here.”

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Sara DeWitt

About Sara DeWitt: Sara DeWitt oversees day-to-day development of PBS’ Internet sites for kids and families, including the Webby-award winning pbskids.org. DeWitt has led aggressive strategies to build connected and immersive experiences on PBS’ children’s Web sites. This [...]
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