Although we started in the UK, the micro:bit is now available in class rooms across the world. As new research from different places is available it will be published here.
UK Research Findings
As part of giving up to one million BBC micro:bits for free to every year 7 student in England and Wales, year 8 student in Northern Ireland and S1 student in Scotland the BBC also commissioned an impact study and found that... [BBC]:
90% of students said the micro:bit showed them that anyone can code.
86% of students said the micro:bit made Computer Science more interesting.
70% more girls said they would choose Computing as a school subject after using the micro:bit.
85% of teachers agree it has made ICT/Computer Science more enjoyable for their students.
Half of teachers who’ve used the micro:bit say they now feel more confident as a teacher, particularly those who say they’re not very confident in teaching Computing.