Category Archives: Research

DML 2011: Designing Learning Futures

The New Coviewing Workshop at DML 2011

by Meagan Bromley
March 30, 2011

How can technology allow us to provide teachable moments and meaningful interactions across challenges of everyday life? How can a single parent who works until 9:00 at night help a child with homework assignments after school? Is there a way for distant relatives to read story books together with young … 







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Technology, Activity, Content & Context: Reflections on Always Connected

by Jennifer Kotler, PhD
March 14, 2011

Today, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop are releasing a new report entitled Always Connected. The report is a synthesis of data from seven studies and presents a comprehensive look at young children’s media use over the past five years. As someone who is interested in research methodology, … 







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DML 2011: Designing Learning Futures

Workshop at DML: The New Coviewing: Supporting Learning through Joint Media Engagement

by Lori Takeuchi, Ph.D.
February 24, 2011

Attending the DML 2011 Conference this week in Long Beach? Don’t miss our workshop, The New Coviewing: Supporting Learning through Joint Media Engagement, Thursday, March 3, at 2:30 pm in International Ballroom II. The Cooney Center, together with the LIFE Center, has been working throughout the 2010-2011 academic year to … 







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Let’s Play it Together!

by Mindy Brooks
February 3, 2011

The Sesame Workshop research team has been following the development of a game promoting intergenerational computer literacy. Mindy Brooks shares some of the lessons they’ve learned about designing an educational game that appeals to both parents and kids. How do you design a game to engage both parents and children … 







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I want one, therefore I have one.

by Jennifer Kotler, PhD
December 13, 2010

“Who has an email account?” we ask the second grade children sitting eagerly before us. Almost every hand goes up excitedly. “And who has an S-account?” I then ask (saying the first non-existent thing that pops into my head). Almost three-quarters of the hands go up excitedly. I only heard … 







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The Word on the Street is Research

by Jennifer Kotler, Ph.D.
October 18, 2010

The domestic educational research group here at Sesame Workshop gets to have really fun conversations. We talk to experts. By experts, we mean the 3- to 9-year-old children for whom we create content. We explain to them that we’re grown ups and don’t remember what it was like to be … 







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