Jennifer Jenson




Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • York University and the Institute for Research on Learning Technologies, Pedagogy and Technology in the Faculty of Education, _Director and _Professor

Bio:


  • ISEA2015

    Jennifer Jenson, Ph.D. is Professor of Pedagogy and Technology in the Faculty of Education and Director of the Institute for Research on Learning Technologies at York University, Canada. She is currently co-editor of Loading: The Journal of the Canadian Game Studies Association and past president of the Canadian Game Studies Association. With Professor Suzanne de Castell (Dean, University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Dr. Nicholas Taylor (NC State University) and a team of students in her CFI-funded Play:CES (Play in Computer Environments) lab, she designed educational games including: “Contagion”, “Epidemic: Self-Care for Crisis”, a Baroque music game, and an iPad game for early readers, Compareware (free in the app store). She completed 2 longitudinal studies of gender and digital gameplay, and holds a Partnership Development Grant that intervenes and supports women and girls in the game industry, “Feminist in Games”. She also completed a 3-year, mixed methods study of massively multiplayer online games and their players in partnership with SRI International, Simon Fraser University and Nottingham University, UK. She publishes widely on education, technology, gender, design and development of digital games, and technology policies and practices in K-12 schooling. She is co-editor of Worlds in Play: International Perspectives on Digital Game Research (Peter Lang Press, 2007) with Suzanne de Castell and lead author of Policy Unplugged (McGill-Queens U. Press, 2007) with Chloe Brushwood Rose and Brian Lewis.


Current Location:


  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Role(s) at the symposia over the years: