Digital Literacy and Coding Programs

Rockman et al has conducted several evaluations for initiatives designed to improve digital access, fluency with digital technology, and coding skills. Through investigating the implementation and impact of digital literacy and coding programs in pk-12 schools, after-school programs and technical education programs, we have developed a strong understanding of processes involved in teaching and learning computational thinking.

Please explore selected examples of our work with digital literacy and coding programs below. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your project with you and to provide you with more information about our tailored services. Please Contact Us to schedule a free 30-minute Q&A session with a consultant.

Selected Projects Include

  • Hack the Hood

    REA worked with Hack the Hood to develop a self-evaluation framework for collecting, analyzing and reporting qualitative and quantitative data to inform stakeholders and program development at scale.

  • Youth Radio

    REA has evaluated four of Youth Radio‘s NSF-funded initiatives to provide training in science journalism and technology development to underserved young people, and to create digital media toolkits for educators. REA has triangulated data from various sources, including surveys, interviews, focus groups and observations, to document the evolution of Youth Radio’s STEM programming, and its effects on the skills, knowledge, and attitudes young adults need to produce and communicate STEM ideas.

  • Microsoft Anytime Anywhere Learning

    Rockman et al conducted a three-year study of the introduction of “one to one” laptop computing in U.S. public and independent schools (1996-1999), reporting on types of implementation, classroom and home laptop use, and changes in pedagogy and teacher and student attitudes. The study was funded by Microsoft and Toshiba.