Digital Media in Schools

Following the increased use of digital media in schools, a research project has been designed to gather information to examine ways students who are sensitive to light are best supported at school.  The potential benefits from this study include information about how much digital media is currently being used in schools, as well as how light sensitive and non-light sensitive students prefer to use digital media in their home environment.  

Updates on the global project coordinated by Murdoch University, Western Australia, will be posted here until the project concludes in 2018.


​January 2017: New school year (Australia), new data to collect

Dec 2017: Digital Media in Schools - 2017 Findings

​Press button to see summary of 2017 results

January 2018: New school year (Australia), second year of data to collect

December 2018: Digital Media in Schools
Research findings at AARE, Sydney

​November 2019: Summary of recommendations for high school student accommodations to be published online in International Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Sproul, J., Ledger, S., & MacCallum, J. (2019). A review of digital media guidelines for students with visual light sensitivity. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1-18.

December 2019:Digital Media in Schools 

Model of exclusion presented at AARE, Brisbane