First of all, CERES funding has allowed me to hire an additional postdoc for my lab who supports our PROMPT project. In PROMPT, we design an app that supports children’s self-regulated learning in digital environments. The postdoc, Chimezie Amaefule, brings in unique expertise on usability research and will apply this to the app, with a view to better understand and improve child—computer interaction. In addition, he will explore possibilities for bringing the app to Western Africa and for conducting research on our app there.
Moreover, two students in my lab (a graduate student and a postdoc) have joined CERES as scholars. They took part in various online seminars, which dealt with topics that are of high relevance for the group but do not form part of training activities that are provided by (German) research institutions (e.g., collaborating/data sharing with industry).
We will continue working on the PROMPT app, both in terms of design/usability and in terms of publicity, as well as on conducting research with the app. Several journal articles are currently being prepared or under review. Furthermore, we will explore possibilities for bringing the app to Western Africa and for conducting research on our app there. We are also currently planning a workshop on “Mobile Interventions: Improving children’s education and well-being with mobile technology”, which shall take place in collaboration with CERES.
– In early June 2022, we launched the prototype of our PROMT app (which supports children’s self-regulated learning in digital environments) in the App Store and Google Play Store (e.g.,https://apps.apple.com/de/app/prompt/id1557435844?l=en)
– The PROMPT app was officially presented/introduced at the DIDACTA education fair in Cologne on June 9th, 2022