Research on Scratch

Research on Scratch is being conducted by members of the MIT Scratch Team and researchers at other universities, including Yasmin Kafai at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Karen Brennan at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Benjamin Mako Hill at the University of Washington, Andrés Monroy Hernandez at Microsoft Research, Mimi Ito and Crystle Martin at the University of California, Irvine, Quinn Burke at College of Charleston, Deborah Fields at Utah State University, and Kylie Peppler at Indiana University.

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Below are selected research papers, presentations, and theses on Scratch and the Scratch online community, followed by a list of National Science Foundation grants awarded to support Scratch.

Research Papers & Presentations


National Science Foundation Grants