LiFT: Learning for Families through Technology
Millions of children around the world are using digital learning technologies claiming to have developmental significance at critical points in their lives. The Learning for Families through Technology (LiFT) project is a collaboration between Ferrero International, Gameloft and three research groups in the Department of Education: Applied Linguistics, Learning and New Technologies, and Child Development and Learning. It is aimed at developing and evaluating the educational potential of app-based interactive activities for children and families. This project will develop and implement a rigorous research agenda that will combine insights from three streams: Vocabulary and Creativity, Joint Media Engagement and Learning Analytics, to investigate language learning (in native and non-native speakers), creativity development, and parent-child interaction outcomes arising from use of technology.
The overall aim of LiFT is to benefit society through the development of leading research that will provide a better understanding of the nature of learning through digital technology and will serve as an important step in encouraging families’ engagement in their children’s education.