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I offer consultancy services to education providers, schools, pre-schools and children’s media developers and telecommunications companies.

I can help you to design, evaluate and/or implement appropriate digital technologies for young children (aged 0-12 years) by drawing on my research and teaching experience about how young children use and respond to the design of digital media.

Let me take the guesswork out of your design process and arm you with research-based advice or information about how technology impacts on young children’s learning and development.

Let me take the guesswork out of your design process and arm you with research-based advice or information about how technology impacts on young children’s learning and development.

SERVICES

I provide evidence-based information and advice about how technology can be purposefully designed or modified to enhance young children’s learning and development.

I help children’s media developers and designers create or refine their digital products so they they’re commensurate with young children’s learning and developmental needs.

I help telecommunications companies communicate with parent audiences about healthy and helpful ways to navigate technology in family homes (so parents can finally ditch the guilt and confusion).

I conduct independent research about the impact and effectiveness of digital technologies on children’s learning with educational providers, schools and children’s media developers.

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Why work with me?

I wrote a PhD about how the design of young children’s media impacts their learning. I love this stuff, so much so that I spent over three years looking at and conducting research in this field! My work and experience integrates aspects of developmental science, neuroscience and technology research. I not only draw on academic research, but also my extensive teaching practice and experience as a mum!

I’m adept at translating the research into practical and essential information for children’s media designers, media providers and educational organisations. I act as a conduit between the research and academic worlds and the practical realities from a parent’s, media-developer’s or educator’s perspective.

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consultancy-kristy-5Dr Kristy Goodwin is a highly sought-after expert on the impact of technology on young children’s health, learning and development (and also a mum!). Kristy’s a speaker, author, workshop facilitator, researcher and consultant who delivers evidence-based information about the impact of digital technologies on young children’s health, wellbeing and development. She’s passionate about sharing the latest research and insights into how “digitalised childhoods” are changing the ways that young children learn, play and develop (without telling parents they need to ban the iPad, or disconnect the Internet).

With over 14 years of experience in teaching and research, Kristy has a gift for cutting through media-hype, myths and misnomers about what young children really need in a digital age. Dr Kristy is regularly called on by the media for her insight.

With a gift for cutting through media-hype and conflicting research, Dr Kristy translates the latest research into practical and digestible information for today’s bamboozled parents, to assist them with the enormous task of parenting in the digital age. She helps ease parents’ techno guilt so that they can find healthy and helpful ways to use digital technologies with young children (without having to ban the iPad or disconnect in the Internet).

Dr Goodwin is often featured as a keynote speaker at Australian and International conferences on digital technologies and their impact on young children’s learning, health and wellbeing. Kristy regularly speaks at preschools, long day care centres, primary schools and secondary schools throughout Australia to parent and educator audiences. She has also delivered presentations to health professionals including doctors, dentists, nurses, speech pathologists, and occupational therapists.

Kristy’s on a mission to alleviate parents’ fears about raising digital kids by arming them with facts. She helps parents ditch the techno-guilt + raise happy, healthy kids who thrive online and offline. Kristy takes the guesswork and guilt out of raising kids in the digital age by translating the latest research into practical and digestible information, tips, and tricks for parents so that they can feel confident and assured that they’re raising healthy, happy and balanced kids in the digital age.

Dr Kristy’s previous clients include Apple, Nickelodeon Junior Channel, McDonald’s, the National Broadband Network, NSW Department of Education and Communities and Optus. She’s worked with various multimedia companies, guiding the development of appropriate and educational multimedia programs to support young children’s learning and development.

Dr Kristy has been an expert spokesperson for several brands including Optus, the National Broadband Network (nbn), McDonald’s Australia and Fertile Mind.

Along with being an Honorary Associate at Macquarie University at the Institute of Early Childhood, Kristy has worked as a primary school and early childhood teacher for thirteen years in a range of educational settings in Australia and Asia. In 2004 Kristy was awarded a NSW Quality Teaching Award and in 2007 was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Scholarship for her doctoral studies at Macquarie University, exploring the impact of digital technologies on young children’s learning.

Kristy has published a book (due for a 2016 release with Finch Publishers) and has been a contributing author to two academic books (Springer, 2013 and one due for 2016 publication with Routledge), in addition to academic publications.

LINKS TO PUBLISHED RESEARCH STUDIES

I’ve conducted numerous independent evaluations and research studies with the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities about the impact of educational technologies on students’ learning.

Ipad Evaluation

Read the Executive Summary from the NSW Department of Education & Communities Evaluation

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Games Based Learning Evaluation

Read the Games-Based Learning reports conducted for the NSW Department of Education & Communities

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App research for nsw department of education & communities

Download a paper written for the NSW Department of Education & Communities about apps and preschoolers

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Published Evaluations Performed By Dr. Kristy

Read Managing Attention Span in the Digital Age paper written for AISNSW.

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I’ve also acted as a children’s technology and development expert for the design of the McDonald’s Emling app (available in Australia and New Zealand).

See the Emlings app where I acted as an educational and multimedia consultant. I’ve also worked with children’s multimedia developers and producers to develop digital tools for young children that are aligned with their learning and developmental needs.

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