xTalk with Natalia Kucirkova

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

3-370 MIT campus

Personalization and Young Children: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The ubiquity of handheld digital technologies, dramatic rise in digital book reading across the world and broader socio-cultural and economic phenomena (e.g., increased urbanization, globalization and multiculturalism), have led to a heightened commercial interest in personalixed products for young children.

This talk focuses on personalized books, apps and toys developed for children aged 2-8. How does this form of personalization affect children’s learning experience and how might it impact on children’s sense of self? Early findings from the ESRC-funded project "Children’s Personalised Stories" will be shared to illustrate the potential and limits of current personalization models.

Dr Natalia Kucirkova is Senior Research Fellow at the Department for Learning & Leadership, UCL Institute of Education, London, UK. Her book, The Selfie Generation: Digital Personalization and Children’s Development, published by Harvard University Press, is due out in 2019.

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