Welcome to the DevTech Research Group!
The Developmental Technologies Research Group, directed by Prof. Marina Umaschi Bers at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human 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.
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DevTech is affiliated with the concentration of studies in New Technologies and Human Development at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development.
Learn about the KIBO robotic research project for young children's STEAM education!
KIBO is now available
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Early Childhood Robotics Network
Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development: From Playpen to Playground, by Marina Umaschi Bers