Our impact in numbers
By the end of 2017 over 160,000 young people had been positively impacted by attending Dojos around the world. These young people were part of a global movement to give them the opportunity to learn code and be creative in a safe and social environment, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion or creed.
None of that would have been possible without the help of our amazing volunteers. In 2017, volunteers put in a staggering 290,000+ hours worldwide to help make our vision a reality.
CoderDojo inspires in over 1,800 Dojos in 92 countries worldwide. This is an incredible achievement, and we want to thank all our awesome volunteers, supporters, and most importantly the young people who attend Dojos around the world for making this happen.
The CoderDojo Foundation holds itself to the highest standards in both governance and reporting. In 2015 we were compliant with the Good Governance Code of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland. Each year we strive to improve our policies and procedures to ensure oversight and good governance.
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Research into our global and educational impact is important to ensure that we can support and scale in the best way for the young people who attend CoderDojo. Currently, there are two researchers ongoing research at CoderDojo;
Nigel McKelvey is a Doctoral student at the School of Education in Queen’s University, Belfast under the supervision of Dr Pamela Cowan. Nigel’s Doctoral research focuses on CoderDojos in one county in Ireland.
The following publications have been derived from the research to date:
McKelvey, N. and Cowan, P. (2017). An Investigation into Tenacity Levels at CoderDojos. International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy (IJIDE). 8(2).
Status: Accepted – awaiting publication.
McKelvey, N. (2016). A Preliminary Investigation of Agency in Learning at CoderDojos (Abstract). Presented at the All Ireland Doctoral Conference in Education 2016. Queen’s University Belfast.
Abeer Alsheaibi is a PhD student in the School of Computer Science and Statistics, TCD, under the supervision of Glenn Strong and Richard Millwood. Abeer’s research focuses on the development of Computational Thinking through informal learning environments, and she is particularly interested in the role of mentors in the CoderDojo and how their diverse learning philosophies contribute to this. Abeer is a member of the Computational Thinking for Life group, a part of the Centre for Research in IT in Education.
If you are interested in doing research on CoderDojo please get in contact with us on [email protected]