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Jennifer Jenson

Theme Leader (Learning)

Professor, Education
York University

Jennifer Jenson is a Professor of Pedagogy and Technology in the Faculty of Education. She is the outgoing president of a scholarly society to support digital games reserach in Canada and internationally, the Canadian Game Studies Association. She is also co-editor (with Suzanne de Castell, Simon Fraser University)of Loading, the society's journal. Her research and publication includes work on gender and technologies, gender and digital gameplay, players and identities in MMOGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Games) like World of Warcraft, Eve Online, and Rift, technology and education, and technology policies and policy practices in K-12 education in Canada. In addition, working with a team of people at York University, Simon Fraser University and Seneca College, she has designed and developed several educationally focused digital games, including a Baroque music game for Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto.