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Welcome to Our New Site!

by Cooney Center Team
July 12, 2010

Please take our SURVEY and tell us what you think! This is your community. Does it serve your needs? What else would you like to see? The Cooney Center is pleased to introduce our new Website, designed to engage a growing community in understanding the research, learning innovations and industry … 







GLS Wrap-Up

by Cooney Center Team
June 16, 2010

June 15, 2010 Last week, the University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted their 6th annual Games+Learning+Society Conference. Here’s a great week wrap-up by the contributors at UW-Madison’s Antenna: Report from GLS 6.0. This year included special side events, such as Academic Fest day for Ed Tech folks, an Educator Symposium, and a … 







The Next Sesame Street Is Digital

by TechDrawl
June 2, 2010

TechDrawl‘s Dave Walters interviewed our Executive Director, Michael H. Levine on May 19, 2010: View video & read more!







Your Smartphone: A Cheap Babysitter

by Mom Logic
June 2, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010 Read up on the pass-back effect in this article by Mom Logic’s Ronda Kaysen. As more and more moms trade in their cell phones for smartphones, they are finding that the devices serve a second purpose: that of portable babysitter. CNN has reported that nearly half … 







Wooing Toddlers, From Naps to Apps

by Cooney Center Team
June 2, 2010

Brand Channel‘s Sheila Shayon explores our recent discoveries on children’s iPhone apps from our recent publication: iLearn: A Content Analysis of the iTunes App Store’s Education Section. Read More







Kids & Apps: The Pass-Back Effect Marches Forward

by Carly Shuler
June 2, 2010

April 2010 Over a year ago, we began to notice something we couldn’t ignore.  We noticed it in grocery stores and on the subway.  We noticed it at shopping malls and in coffee shops.  What we noticed was children – even very young children – playing on devices that weren’t … 







Contests as a Tool for Innovation

by Gary Knell
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from Gary’s Blog, May 2010. Gary Knell is Sesame Workshop’s President & CEO. Earlier this month, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama opened entries for their Apps for Healthy Kids competition.  Via the competition, the USDA is offering a $40,000 prize pool for leveraging USDA nutritional data to … 







2010 Game Developers Conference (GDC): It’s All About Me, It’s All About We

by Ann My Thai
June 2, 2010

May 2010: This year’s San Francisco Game Developers Conference, the largest annual game developers conference in the world, was marked by a notable focus on player-centered and social game play experiences. These trends began gaining momentum in years’ past, but with the breakthrough success of games such as Farmville on … 







2010 Game Developers Conference (GDC): It’s All About Me, Its All About We

by Ann My Thai
June 2, 2010

May 2010: This year’s San Francisco Game Developers Conference, the largest annual game developers conference in the world, was marked by a notable focus on player-centered and social game play experiences. These trends began gaining momentum in years’ past, but with the breakthrough success of games such as Farmville on … 







Off to the FCC

by Gary Knell
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from Gary’s Blog, May 2010. Gary Knell, Sesame Workshop’s President and CEO reports on his visit to the FCC: It’s not every day you get to go to the FCC. But today, Elmo needs a chaperone. In February of 2009, Congress passed a bill which authorizes the FCC to …