Rebecca Ng completed a PhD in inclusive education working with autistic children to understand how they socialise within differentiated spaces. This research involved creative ways to engage children in research through participatory design. She is also part of a cross-university research project where digital ethnography is being used within the Twitter sphere to understand how learning designers engage with each other and their stakeholders during the pandemic.
Through her research, Rebecca hopes she will be able to help families and educators make better decisions about their use of digital technologies, and shape and inform policies and legislation around the datafication of children. Her vision for the future is that children will not be defined by their digital footprint and that they will benefit from the technologies we have now and in the future without fear.
Earliest digital memory
Playing Tamagotchi with my siblings and friends.