Welcome to the CoDeS Lab

We are a research group at the Virginia Tech. Our goal is to connect cognitive development and digital media technology to explain and support children’s learning.

We have focused on four aspects including (1) examining the impact of technology on learning, (2) characterizing individual and contextual differences that moderate or mediate technology effects, (3) identifying cognitive mechanisms underlying technology-based learning, and (4) connecting computational modeling, data analytics, and digital technology to describe and predict this learning.

To tackle these questions, we employ multiple methods such as experiments, individual difference measures, eye-tracking, and computational and machine learning approaches.

Our current research focuses on children’s curiosity, exploration, and information seeking in the context of digital technology (see Research).

We are grateful for funding from the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS), and the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE).

News

November 26, 2021

Koeun will give an invited talk (Virtual) on Young children’s digital media use and safety at the meeting of the Korean Association of Human Ecology.

November 13, 2021

Koeun will give an invited talk (Virtual) on Digital media and child development at the meeting of the Korean Society for Developmental Psychology.

May 14, 2021

Koeun will give an invited research talk (Virtual) on Cognitive development and digital technology in the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). [Flyer]

May 13, 2021

Congratulations Bethany, Katie, Anvitha, and Eman on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure!

April 7, 2021

Four exciting presentations from CoDeS lab members (Jisun, Lucy, Koeun) and collaborators on digital media and child development at SRCD2021! [Link]

March 25, 2021

Koeun received an Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research at Virginia Tech!

March 3, 2021

Koeun will give a research talk on How do we perceive and learn from robots? at the Center for Humanities at Virgnia Tech.

February 19, 2020

Koeun will give a research talk on Children’s Active Learning with Technology at the Center for Humanities at Virgnia Tech. [Flyer]

February 27, 2020

Koeun will give an outreach presentation on Screen Time for Children, Rainbow Riders PTA Parent Lecture Series [Flyer]

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