School of Media and Performing Arts


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Jane Chandler

  • Qualifications: MSc, BSc (Hons)
  • Role Title: Interim Head of School of Media and Performing Arts
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5183
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  • Department: School of Media and Performing Arts
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


I am Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI), currently providing a year's management and leadership for the School of Media and Performing Arts.

I joined CCI in 2010 having previously worked in the Faculty of Technology as the Faculty Learning & Teaching Coordinator and Principal Lecturer in the School of Computing. My research began with intelligent computer aided learning and developed into investigating and designing ways of making the learning of threshold concepts in computing interesting and engaging through, for example, the use of games and kinesthetic tools to provide a non-technical context which can enable students to explore new concepts, provide a "Trojan horse" to disrupt existing thinking patterns and engage a range of senses and learning styles. More recently, I have been involved in the the use of virtual worlds for telecare, documentation of pedagogical patterns and the use of socially-constructed metadata for library collections.


Passionate about creativity and computing, I'm interested in virtual worlds, object technology, patterns and finding better ways of teaching HE students.


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