Adam Dubé is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD in Developmental Psychology from the Experimental and Applied Psychology Programme at the University of Regina, where he studied how children, adolescents, and adults develop a conceptual approach to problem solving. His research at the Semaphore lab investigates whether tablet computers can facilitate children’s learning. The common perception is that children intuitively understand how to use tablet computers but there is surprisingly little research to support or refute this claim. When a child uses a tablet computer for an educational purpose, several factors must come together for learning to occur: a) the child has to understand how to use the tablet, b) the tablet has to be programmed to interpret the input provided from the child (cf. an adult), and c) the educational software has to communicate the lesson to be learned in an engaging way. His work has been published in a variety of venus, including Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Learning and Individual Differences, and Cognitive Development.
Posted on Jun 12th, 2017
Understanding Tablets from Early Childhood to Adulthood
Semaphore's own Associate Director Rhonda McEwen and former postdoctoral fellow have published Understanding Tablets from Early Childhood to Adulthood: Encounters with Touch Technology as part…Read More
Posted on Mar 28th, 2015
Free 3D printing workshop for kids ages 9-13 at Bata Shoe Museum
April 18th, 19th, 25th or 26th
Learn how to 3D print! Join us at the Bata Shoe Museum for a workshop bringing ideas about…Read More
Posted on Oct 23rd, 2013
Do tablet technologies actually help children learn?
Adam Dubé, a post-doctoral fellow at Semaphore, is working with Professor Rhonda McEwen on a research project that looks at…Read More
Posted on Jun 15th, 2013
On June 13th, 2013 the Technologies for Aging Gracefully Lab (TAGlab) paid a visit to Semaphore. Over the hour-long lunch meeting, both labs…Read More
Posted on Jun 11th, 2013
Semaphore postdoctoral fellow Adam Dubé chats with CKOM on how children learn with tablet technology
CKOM - "Young kids are increasingly using technology in their everyday lives. Do tablet computers facilitate a child's learning? We speak withRead More