• Chris Zomer
  • Associate Research Fellow
  • Deakin University

Chris previously worked as a teacher of French in secondary schools. His research interests include gamified learning applications, student engagement and the datafication of education. As a Research Fellow at the Centre, Chris will be looking at how families with young children understand and manage digital data in the home. He also investigates the Australian edtech market. 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.