How do the media literacy concepts we teach about educational games translate to the practices of users online?
Scott DeJong (He/Him) is a doctoral candidate and researcher in Concordia’s Department of Communication Studies. He holds a Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor of Arts in cultural studies and an Master of Arts in media studies from Nipissing University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Concordia, respectively.
Scott studies disinformation, educational game design and serious play. His dissertation work blends research creation practice with traditional research methods to study the disconnect between disinformation sharing practices and current media literacy endeavours. His work has led to the publication of an educational board game exploring conspiracy theories in social media.
Beyond his research, Scott is an active member of various research collectives, including Concordia’s Technoculture, Arts and Games lab and the Applied AI Institute. In his free time, Scott co-produces a podcast featuring scholars and practitioners discussing how humour and games relate and runs an annual game design summer camp. His research is sponsored by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture.