Dr Jennifer George

Academic Lead: Learning Technologies and Digital Media

Location: Chelmsford

Jennifer is Academic Lead: Learning Technologies and Digital Media at Anglia Learning & Teaching. Her focus is on technology-enhanced learning, creative media, accessibility, and staff support.

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jennifer.george@anglia.ac.uk
01245 684 353

Background

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Jennifer is Academic Lead: Learning Technologies and Digital Media at Anglia Learning & Teaching. She works on technology-enhanced learning and has contributed the Technology-Enhanced Learning Menu (TELT). This menu is designed to share good practice in the use of technologies for learning and teaching.

As Academic Lead, Jennifer leads the University in implementing accessibility initiatives. She has created accessible templates (Word, PowerPoint) and written a Guide to Accessible PDF. She also works with media services on classroom technologies, such as Lecture Capture.

Jennifer works with faculties and services (IT services, student services, University library, academic office) on making all the information we provide to students inclusive and accessible. She also collaborates with other departments on the VLE upgrade and reporting tool.

Previously, Jennifer worked in the private HE sector at the world’s largest creative media school, SAE Institute, where she was a Senior Lecturer in Creative Media and led curriculum development across the world as well as quality assurance. She’s been teaching since 1996 in primary, secondary and further and higher education. Jennifer has taught courses on usability, accessibility, creative media, web design, cultural perspectives and design.

Research interests

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Organising committee member and reviewer of DSAI International Conference
Technology-Enhanced Learning
Disability and Creative Use of Media

Teaching

Programme Leader - MA/MSc Professional Practice [Creative Media Industries]
Human Computer Interaction; Usability; Accessibility; Interface and Interaction Design (BA/BSc)
Research Skills; Information Design (MA/MSc/BA/BSc)
Cultural Perspectives (BA/BSc)
eLearning (BA/BSc)
Mathematical Modelling; Decision Support Systems (BSc)
Speech and Drama; Maths; Science; Physics, ICT, Religious Education (KS1-4)

Qualifications

PhD Research through Design
MA Creative Media Practice
PG Cert Management of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
BA (Hons) Multimedia Arts
Associate of Trinity College London (Teacher) - Drama
Associate of London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (Teaching) – Acting

Selected recent publications

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PhD thesis

George, J (2016), A Case Study of Balance and Integration in Worth-Focused Research through Design, http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/30326/1/george.jennifer_phd.pdf, March 2016, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

Conference proceedings
George, J., (2006), Usability Issues in Multimedia Interface Design, ATINER, June 2006, Athens.

Gnanayutham, P., George, J., (2006), Using Human Computer Interaction Concepts to Design Interfaces for the Brain Injured, ATINER 2006, June 2006, Athens.

Gnanayutham, P., George, J., (2007), Developing Brain Body Interfaces for the Visually Impaired, ATINER 2007, July 2007, Athens.

George, J., Gnanayutham, P., (2007), Using Multimedia Based Assistive Technology to Enhance Pronunciation Skills for Children with Phonological Disorders, ATINER 2007, July 2007, Athens.

Gnanayutham, P., George, J., (2007), Inclusive Design for Brain Body Interfaces, Edited by Schmorrow, D., D and Reeves, L., M., HCI International 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, Springer, LNAI 4565, July 2007, Beijing, 102–111.

George, J., Gnanayutham, P., (2007), Facilitating pronunciation skills for Children with phonological disorders using Human Modelling, Edited by Duffy, V., G., HCI International 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, Springer, LNCS 4561, July 2007, Beijing, 595–605.

George, J., Gnanayutham, P., (2007), Research Methodology for Phonological Development, HCI International 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, Posters, Springer, July 2007, Beijing, 907–911.

George, J., (2007), Theories for Educational Multimedia Application Development: A Case Study, HCI International 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, Posters, Springer, July 2007, Beijing, 1211–1215.

Gnanayutham, P., George, J., (2008), Adaptive Brain-Body Interfaces, BCI-HCI Symposium, A Symposium at the Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) 2008, Aberdeen, Scotland 2008, accepted for publication.

Eyasim, F., Gnanayutham, P., George, J., (2008), Multimedia Interfaces for BSL Using Lip Readers, ICCHP2008, July 2008, Springer-Verlag Publishers, July 2008, Linz, 663–669.

George, J., Gnanayutham, P., (2008), An experiment using personalised multimedia interfaces for speech therapy, ICCHP2008, July 2008, Springer-Verlag Publishers, July 2008, Linz, 1236–1243.

Gnanayutham, P., George, J., (2008), Analysis of Research Methodologies for Neurorehabilitation, ATINER, Greece, 2008, July 2008, Athens.

George, J., Gnanayutham, P., (2008), Global Legislation, Accessibility Practices and Assistive Technology, ATINER, Greece, 2008, July 2008, Athens.

George, J., Cockton, G., (2009), Towards Comprehensive ICF Compatible Sociodigital Approaches to Choice and Use of Assistive Technology for Young Children, In Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion DSAI 2009, pages 7-94, Editors: Dias, M.S., Hadjileontiadis, L., Barroso, J., DSAI 2009 International Conference, 3-5 June 2009, Lisbon, Portugal, Publisher Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, ISBN 978-972-669-913-2.

George, J., Gnanayutham, P., (2009), Theories for Interaction Design, ATINER, July 2008, Athens, Greece. 17. Gnanayutham, P., George, J., (2009), Designing Rehabilitation Robots for the Brain Injured, ATINER, Greece, 2009, July 2009, Athens. 

George, J., Cockton, G., Greenough, T., (2010), A Social Approach to Accessible Social Networking Using the CAT Model, K. Miesenberger et al. (Eds.): ICCHP 2010, Part I, LNCS 6179, pp. 216–223, 2010, Springer-Verlag Publishers, July 2010, Vienna, Austria.

George, J., Gnanayutham, P., (2010), Developing Rehabilitation Robots for the Brain Injured, K. Miesenberger et al. (Eds.): ICCHP 2010, Part II, LNCS 6180, Springer-Verlag Publishers, July 2010, Vienna, Austria.
Journal Publications
George, J., Gnanayutham, P., (2008), Using multimedia Interfaces for Speech Therapy, Universal Access in the Information Society, Springer

George, J., Gnanayutham, P., (2010), Developing multimedia interfaces for speech therapy, Universal Access in the Information Society, Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2010, Springer, [Available at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/8565120578uw0336/]
Book Chapters
Gnanayutham, P., George, J., (2006), Using Human Computer Interaction Concepts to Design Interfaces for the Brain Injured, Chapter 1, pp 2–14, ISBN: 960-6672-07-7, Published by ATINER, 2006.

George, J., (2006), Usability Issues in Multimedia Interface Design, Current Computing Developments in E-Commerce, Security, HCI, DB, Chapter 1, ISBN: 960-6672-07-7, ATINER, 2006, 61–74.

Gnanayutham, P., George, J., (2007), Brain-body interfaces, Edited by Constantine Stephanidis, User Interfaces for All - Concepts, Methods, and Tools, Taylor and Francis

George, J.C. and Gnanayutham, P., (2007), Using Multimedia based Assistive Technology to Enhance Pronunciation Skills for Children with Phonological Disorders, Current Advances in Computing, Engineering and Information, Edited by Panagiotis Petratos & Pamaswami Dandapani Part 1, pp 27–40, ISBN: 978-960-6672-34-7, 345, Published by ATINER 2008.

Gnanayutham, P. and George, J., (2007), Developing Brain Body Interfaces for the Visually Impaired, Current Advances in Computing, Engineering and Information, Edited by Panagiotis Petratos & Pamaswami Dandapani, Part 1, pp 41–54, ISBN: 978-960-6672-34-7, 345, Published by ATINER 2008.
Position Papers
George, J., Cockton, G., (2008), Tabletop computers as Assistive technology, Shareable Interfaces for Learning Workshop 2008, 11–12 September 2008, UK.