Chris Zomer

Chris recently finished his doctoral thesis in which he investigated how gamified learning applications reshape ideas of what it means to be an engaged student in a private girls’ school.

As a Research Assistant, Chris will be looking at how families with young children understand and manage digital data in the home using digital devices or toys. He is hoping to improve children and families’ critical literacy skills, for instance, in how they manage data and privacy, but also their understanding of the political economy of tech companies and how this influences specific design choices.

Earliest digital memory

As a young child I played PacMan on my dad’s ‘black-and-white’ PC’s in the attic. I was promised a lolly if I managed to finish the game. I don’t think I ever succeeded.

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The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child acknowledges the First Australian owners of the lands on where we gather and pay our respects to the Elders, lores, customs and creation spirits of this country.

The Centre recognises that the examples we set in diversity and inclusion will support young children to respect and celebrate differences in all people. We embed diversity, inclusivity and equality into all aspects of the Centre’s activities and welcome all people regardless of race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin.