Eighth Virtual Common Room - Future Places Centre - Lancaster and The Micro:bit

Thursday 21 September 2023, 11:00am to 12:00pm


Online Microsoft Teams

Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Registration not required - just turn up

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Virtual Common Room hosted by the Future Places Centre

Abstract for Future Places Virtual Common Room – Thursday, 21st September 2023 at 11am

Prof. Joe Finney, Computing and Communications, Lancaster University

Lancaster University are one of the founding partners of the Micro:bit Educational Foundation, which was launched in 2014. Since then over 39 million young people across more than 60 countries have been inspired by micro:bits.

Joe and the team will provide background and context to Lancaster University’s involvement with the micro:bit, including how it started, what has been the recent strategic focus for development, and what is planned for the future. Phd students, Lorraine Underwood and Kobi Hartley, will also outline the advancements that their research is contributing to the micro:bits ecosystem.

If you have any questions, or would like to be involved in future VCRs please do get in touch with Richard Harper (r.harper@lancaster.ac.uk).

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