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Children’s Digital Media Center


From the website: The Children’s Digital Media Center (CDMC) is a multi-university consortium uniting a national community of scholars, researchers, educators, policy-makers, and industry professionals in a community whose goal is to improve the digital media environment in which children live and learn. Funded by the National Science Foundation, The CDMC is working to gain a greater understanding of how interactive digital media experiences affect children’s long-term social adjustment, academic achievement, and personal identity. Specific objectives include:

◦Monitoring and synthesizing emerging research trends in the area of children and interactive digital media
◦Carrying out a program of collaborative research on interactive digital media and its effects on children
◦Encouraging broader understanding of digital media through comparative communication analysis, particularly comparisons with other electronic media
◦Promoting more effective application of research by developing collaborative projects with industry and policy communities
◦Disseminating knowledge about children and digital media through conventional and online publication, workshops, and conference presentations

The CDMC is located at Georgetown University, the University of California Riverside, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Texas at Austin, Cornell University, and Northwestern University.

Topic(s): Cognitive Development & Learning, Educational Media, Interactive Media

User Type(s): Academic, Educator, Journalist, Policymaker, Producer


309 White Gravenor Building
Department of Psychology, Georgetown University
37th and O Street NW
Washington , District Of Columbia 20005

Contact Information

Phone(s): 202-687-7019
E-mail(s): .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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