Research on Scratch

Scratch team members from the MIT Media Lab Lifelong Kindergarten Group and at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education are researching how people use and learn from Scratch.

By sharing projects and participating in the Scratch online community, you are helping us better understand how people can use and learn with Scratch. Any publicly shared projects, comments, or other material on the Scratch site may be included in the research analysis, presentations, papers, and reports. No personally identifiable information is shared. (If you have any questions, please use the Contact Us form.)

The following are research papers, presentations, and dissertations and theses that share our findings about Scratch and the Scratch online community. This list also includes some papers conducted on Scratch by other researchers. For magazines and other articles, see Scratch in the News.

Academic Publications & Presentations


Dissertations and Theses


Academic Publications by Other Researchers and Educators