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  • Peep and the Big Wide World: User Experience Study
    Date: 12/01/2016
    Resource Category: Formative
    PEEP and the Big Wide World/El Mundo Divertido de PEEP is a bilingual, NSF- funded public media project that uses animation, live-action videos, games, mobile apps, hands-on science activities to motivate preschool-age children to investigate the world around them. Online, PEEP extends children’s science and math learning with a mobile-friendly ... »
  • Evaluation of Jonathan Bird's Blue World: Ocean Science Resources
    Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2011, ORG received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning by redesigning and expanding the "Jonathan Bird's Blue World" website; adding components to enable teachers and students to search episodes for specific themes, locations, or scientific concepts ... »
  • Spyhounds Pilot: Evaluation Report
    Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) conducted an evaluation of the Spyhounds pilot test in October-December 2011. The goal of the evaluation was to assess the online resources for appeal and interest, as well as to provide WGBH with data on how a full-scale year-long project could be structured. CEG recruited a national sample of 5-8 year old children ... »
  • Dot Diva pilot test results
    Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2008, the WGBH Educational Foundation, along with the Association of Computing Machinery, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, under the Broadening Participation in Computing Program (NSF 0753686). The purpose of the grant was to develop a major new ... »
  • The Impact of a Pilot Television Show "Lost in Loop" on Kids' Knowledge of Science Concepts
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    LOOP is a new animated television series from WGBH for children that is designed to improve the environmental and scientific literacy of children ages 5-8. WGBH developed a pilot episode of the program and tested it in the fall of 2010. WGBH hired independent evaluator Concord Evaluation Group, LLC (CEG) to conduct formative evaluation of the full ... »
  • Young Kids and Environmental Sustainability: A Needs Assessment
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2010, WGBH Boston ( www.wgbh.org ) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the development of a new animated television series for children about environmental sustainability. In preparation for the series development, NSF requested that WGBH perform a needs assessment to determine how much kids know and ... »
  • FETCH! Interactive Webisode Evaluation Report
    Date: 03/01/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) performed an evaluation study in the fall of 2010 on behalf of WGBH to evaluate the effectiveness of an online, interactive webisode developed as an educational component of the FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman series ( http://pbskids.org/fetch/ ). The webisode was not connected to the FETCH! website at the time of the ... »
  • LOOP Formative Evaluation Report
    Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    CEG (formerly Veridian inSight, LLC) performed a formative study, including six focus groups, in October 2009 on behalf of WGBH. The focus groups took place in Boston, MA, Nashville, TN, and Phoenix, AZ. In each city, we conducted two focus groups. We divided the groups with respect to age (e.g., 6-7 year olds were recruited for one group in each ... »