Jackie Marsh is Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield, where she is engaged in research on young children’s digital literacy practices in homes, communities, early years settings and schools. Her recent projects have included a focus on the changing relationship between play and media over the past sixty years, and on transforming educational practices through the creative use of digital technologies. Recent publications include ‘Changing Play: Play, Media and Commercial Culture from the 1950s to the Present Day’ (with Bishop, Open University Press, 2014) and ‘Children's Virtual Play Worlds: Culture, Learning and Participation’ (edited with Burke, Peter Lang, 2013).
For a number of years, my research has been exploring the offline/ online interface in relation to play, as children engage in play in online sites which relates to their toys, artefacts and offline practices (see Burke and Marsh, 2013). Augmented reality apps build on this ‘real’ world/ virtual world dynamic and are a growing […]