Can children learn verbs using an educational touchscreen app?
LuCiD Research Associate, Gemma Taylor, has been awarded an Early Career Small Grant from Lancaster University for her project Can children learn verbs using an educational touchscreen app? The grant will run until March 2016.
Children’s mobile and touchscreen use is rapidly increasing, with many children under the age of 4 years using touchscreen devices daily. Although many of the top selling apps that target children are in the education category, little is known about how and whether children can actually learn from apps. This project will start to investigate children’s language learning from touchscreen apps.