Welcome to the DevTech Research Group!
The Developmental Technologies Research Group, directed by Prof. Marina Umaschi Bers at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, Tufts University, aims to understand how new technologies can play a positive role in children's development and learning. Our research involves three dimensions: theoretical contributions, design of new technologies and empirical work with populations to test and evaluate the theory and the technologies. Developmental technologies are computational tools and technologically-rich interventions purposefully designed and used with the goal of supporting young people in their developmental quest.
DevTech is affiliated with the concentration of studies in New Technologies and Human Development at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development. Click for further information: MA program & PhD program.
Check out our Early Childhood Robotics Network for ideas, resources, and connections with students and teachers interested in robotics and programming technologies and activities for early childhood!
NewsCHERP is now available for MAC!
Registration now open for our Summer Programs for Children 2013! For children entering K-2
Our press page has been updated as of 12/17/2012. Check out recent news here: DevTech Press ____________________
Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development: From Playpen to Playground, by Marina Umaschi Bers
DevTech TeamDevTech Director
Prof. Marina Umaschi Bers, PhD
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Dances From Around the World - KIWI in Action at East Boston Early Education Center!
Iditarod - 1st Grade Robotics Project!
Mi Ani - Kindergarten Robotics Project!
Transportation in the Community - Kindergarten Robotics Project!
Robotic Animals - Kindergarten Robotics Project!