Jo works as a Learning Technologist within Information Services at UEA.
Jo joined the Centre for Staff and Educational Development in 1998 to work with academics who wanted to make a start with online learning by getting to grips with HTML. This work was later written up as a case study for the book 'Case Studies in Technology and Teaching in Higher Education' Jo has continued along the web development theme and has run courses in various web authoring packages.
She has been particularly involved with web accessibility, and along with Rachel Chester in AHP undertook a UEA teaching fellowship entitled 'Improving Accessibility to Web Materials for Visually Impaired Users'. Jo continues to provide advice and assistance to web developers and others who are interested in or need to work in this area.
Jo's current preoccupations revolve around Learning Technologies and tackling issues concerned with the broad range of communication, information, and related technologies to support learning and teaching. As such Jo is involved in running and supporting Blackboard, UEA's Virtual Learning Environment, and she is keen to work closely with staff to develop quality online learning materials. She is also involved in researching, piloting and promoting emerging technologies that have an application in the learning context.
Jo is a member of the Association for Learning Technology.