Supporting digital literacies with touchscreens

The role of multimedia, interactive and personalizeable tech in children's lives

Kucirkova, N. Evertsen-Stanghelle, C., Studsrød, I., Jensen, I. B., & Størksen, I. (2020). Lessons for child-computer interaction studies following the research challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 100203.

Vasalou, A., Kalantari, S., Kucirkova, N., & Vezzoli, Y. (2020). Designing for oral storytelling practices at home: A parental perspective. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 100214.

Vezzoli, Y., Kalantari, S., Kucirkova, N., Vasalou, M. (2020). Exploring the design space for parent-child reading. In Proceedings of the CHI2020 Conference of Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Kucirkova, N. (2019) Children’s agency by design: Design parameters for personalization in story-making apps, International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, DOI:10.1016/j.ijcci.2019.06.003

Kucirkova, N., Wells Rowe, D., Oliver, L., Piestrzynski, L.E, (2019) Systematic Review of Young Children’s Writing on Screen: What do we know and what do we need to know, Literacy, in press.

Huibers, T., Fails, J. A., Kucirkova, N., Landoni, M., Murgia, E., & Pera, M. S. (2019). 3rd KidRec workshop: What does good look like?. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 (pp. 681-688). Boise, ID, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/3311927.3325162; KidRec initiative:

Kucirkova, N. & Falloon, G. (2018) iPad Apps and Visual Methodologies: Empirical and ethical issues in achieving authentic data, Research in Learning Technology, 26,

Gillen, J. & Kucirkova, N. (2018) Percolating spaces: creative ways of using digital technologies to connect young children's school and home lives, British Journal of Educational Technology.

Used in children's homes, examined in a national UK sample and in detailed case studies

Used in UK and Spanish pre-schools (kindergartens) and primary (elementary) schools

Used with vulnerable groups and children with special educational needs

Book chapters:

Kucirkova, N. (submitted). Against the myth of digital childhoods, In Montgomery, H. & Robb, M. (eds) (2018) Children and young people's worlds, Open University Press.


Kucirkova, N. (submitted) Children’s reading in the digital age: A research summary on children’s digital books, In Ola Erstad, Rosie Flewitt, Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Íris Susana Pires Pereira (eds) (2019) The Routledge Handbook of Digital Literacies in Early Childhood, Routledge.


Kucirkova, N. (submitted) Personalized learning with digital technologies at home and school: where is children’s agency? In Oakley, G. (ed) (2018) Mobile Technologies in Children's Language and Literacy: Innovative Pedagogy in Preschool and Primary Education, Emerald Publishing.


Levy, R. & Kucirkova, N. (2017) New technologies in the primary and early years classroom. In J. Moyles, J. Georgeson and J. Payler (eds) (2017) Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning: in Early Years and Primary Education (5e). London: Open University Press/McGraw Hill.

Kucirkova, N. (2016) Trans- and intra- apps: innovating the app market and use. In Kucirkova, N. and Falloon, G. (Eds) Apps, technology and younger learners: International perspectives, empirical evidence, implications for practice, London: Routledge.

Levy, R. & Kucirkova, N. (2016) New technologies in the primary and early years classroom. In Moyles, J., Georgeson, J. & Payler, J. (eds), Beginning Teaching, Beginning Learning (5th edition), London: McGraw-Hill Education.

Messer, D. & Kucirkova, N. (2016) Researching Children and Young People's Use of Digital Technology, In Jess Prior and Dr Jo Van Herwegen (eds) Practical Research with Children, Routledge UK.

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