We are a research group at Virginia Tech. Our research focuses on the role of technology in young children’s cognitive development to better understand and support learning in early childhood.
Technological innovations influence our everyday lives, including young children and their families. Our research examines how technology impacts children’s attention and learning and the extent to which its impact is influenced by family processes and social contexts.
We employ multiple methods such as experiments, individual difference measures, and eye-tracking approaches to guide developmentally appropriate practices for technology integration. Our research covers a diverse set of topics on children and emerging technologies, including children’s active learning from interactive technology, children’s visual attention to technology, and parent-child interaction involving technology (see Research).
We aim to translate our research into practice by informing parents, educators, producers, designers, health professionals, and policy makers on how to design and use technological tools to support young children’s cognitive development.
Shuqi received a Graduate Grant from the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) to support her dissertation on parenting and autism. Congratulations! [Link]May 16, 2023
Koeun and her colleagues recieved an ISCE grant to support an interactive AI counting project. [Link]May 16, 2023
The undergrad researchers from the CoDeS Lab received the Service Learning and Research Award at the Dennis Dean Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Conference! [Link]March 23-25, 2023
Jisun, Shuqi, Mahmut, and Koeun presented talks and posters at SRCD!March 20, 2023
Jisun received a Graduate Research Development Program Grant to support her dissertation on AI storybook reading from the Graduate and Professional Student Sentate of Virginia Tech. Congratulations!March 23-25, 2023
Jisun, Shuqi, Mahmut, and Koeun presented talks and posters at SRCD!March 23-25, 2023
Jisun and Shuqi received travel fund from SRCD to give presentations at SRCD. Congratulations!March 23-25, 2023
Jisun, Shuqi, and Mahmut received travel funds from the Virginia Tech Graduate School and from the HDFS department to give presentations at SRCD. Congratulations!Dec 02, 2022
Koeun gave an invited talk at the Asian Cultural Engagement Center! [Flyer]