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MirandaNet Fellowship Profiles (MirandaNet Archive - as of March 2015)
Jennie has over 25 years experience of working in educational ICT across all sectors and is driven and passionate about education and learning opportunities for all ages and experiences, regardless of geography, personal circumstances or skills. She believes delivering equality and choice is a key priority, and retains excellent relationships throughout the sector in the aim to deliver such.
She started her career teaching, what was then Computer Studies, to O and A Level dating back to the days of an acoustic coupler connected to the local university to acting as the Head of Department and managing ICT in schools with the full blown integrated LANs and WANs of today. She has taught all ages - from 3 to inspiring learners in their 90’s.
During this time she was the ICT Advisor for the Independent Prep Schools Association, IAPS, whilst also being heavily involved with strategies to embed and deliver ICT across the school curriculum.
She left teaching to join first Akhter and then Viglen Computers as Business Development Manager using her knowledge and understanding of educational ICT needs to help scope new services and solutions for both educators and students.
Jennie then joined BT, helping to drive the education strategy and business development for the company particularly around schools and online learning needs. She firmly believes that companies of this size, with their wide market reach and development & research budgets, have a huge opportunity to support education - taking the many services developed for their corporate and consumer customers and adapting them to support the delivery of online learning and teaching in the classroom and at home.
Jennie is now Online Services Director at Nelson Thornes and her aim is to take the company’s online services to the next level, looking at ‘e’ v ‘p’, delivering a multi media rich, integrated suite of online teaching and learning resources accessible across multiple platforms, including print, that will enable teachers to use alternative teaching styles to deliver lessons that raise attainment, whilst engaging learners to help them take responsibility for their own learning.
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