Elisabeth is a research specialist in creativity and learning at The LEGO Foundation. She is a former research fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop (2015-2017), and the lead author on the 2017 report, co-published by the Cooney Center and New America, STEM Starts Early: Grounding science, technology, engineering, and math education in early childhood. Dr. McClure received her PhD from Georgetown University, where she was trained in developmental psychology with a focus on public policy. She has conducted research on families, young children, and digital media, and her research on how babies and toddlers use video chat has been featured in The Atlantic, Science News, and on NPR, and has been used to inform policies for the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Department of Education.
Most Recent Posts
Call for Participation: Immersive Media and Child Development Workshop at IDC 2019
by Kiley Sobel, PhD | February 19, 2019
How Will VR and AR Shape Childhood in 10 Years?
by Jeremy Bailenson, PhD | February 12, 2019
Summit Builds Network of Early STEM Advocates in Idaho
by Erica Compton | February 5, 2019
Crossing the Boundaries: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Bridging STEM Learning Environments
by Kevin Levay, PhD, Andrew Volmert, PhD, and Nat Kendall-Taylor, PhD
Digital Play for Global Citizens
by Jordan Shapiro
Children and Families in the Digital Age: Learning Together in a Media Saturated Culture
by Elisabeth Gee, Lori Takeuchi, and Ellen Wartella (eds)