m-Evaluate: An evaluation framework for the design and use of mobile learning applications in early years

mEvaluate will provide robust evidence about the impact of selected mobile maths applications on the learning and development of 5-years old and produce a research-based evaluation framework. This will be achieved through a mixed methods methodology  working in a participatory manner with participating teachers and researchers. A public engagement strategy will ensure findings of the study will reach diverse audiences.

Proposed contributions to knowledge:

  1. This study will fill a gap in literature by providing robust evidence about the impact of selected mobile maths applications on the learning and development of 5-years old.
  2. Teachers will be able to showcase their best practice to colleagues and contribute to the creation of a research-based evaluation framework to be used by teachers and parents.
  3. App developers will be able to support the design of maths apps on evidence based practice.

The project is funded by British Academy through a highly competitive scheme. More information can be found here.

Can I take part in the study? Teachers of pupils aged 5 years old who use iPads/tablets for teaching and learning can take part in the project. Email: chrysoula.mangafa@open.ac.uk, christothea.herodotou@open.ac.uk