Coding- Why we chose to use Micro:bit to teach coding.
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit. It's in our Mission Statement to enable and inspire all children to participate in the digital world, with particular focus on girls and those from disadvantaged groups. We make micro:bit the easiest and most effective learning tool for digital skills and creativity.
We regularly commission academic research to check if we are achieving our mission. Results have been very positive.
The Foundation has built on initial research in the UK and is now working in 50 countries gathering more evidence through partnership. As new research from different sources becomes available it will be published on this page.
Our first impact study was commissioned by the BBC after giving away up to one million BBC micro:bits for free to:
The study found that:
Read more in the BBC press release as well as King's College London's paper "Creating cool stuff". The paper by Sue Sentence focuses on the experience of 15 teachers and 54 pupils in English schools.
The British Council commissioned research by IPSOS Strategic Marketing. The report shows the positive impact of the BBC micro:bit amongst students and teachers.
Read more in the study report.
1,447 schools across Denmark (out of an approx. 1600) have been signed up for the ultra:bit project. The Teachers Resource Center (CFU) has provided BBC micro:bits to 64,287 students. The Center for Evaluation and Development of Science Education (NEUC) has, on behalf of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), evaluated the ultra:bit project in schools.
Read more in the NEUC report.