Chris Jennings

Senior Lecturer in Digital Publishing

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Personal Profile

Chris Jennings has been a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University since 1995 and has been the course leader for the MA in Electronic Media and the MA in Interactive Media Publishing.

In his early career Chris was a practicing artist and designer and has exhibited his photographs and sculptures nationally and internationally. He became involved in computer-generated art works in the mid 1980s and has subsequently worked in the field of computers for art education. Chris was one of the pioneers to adopt CD-ROM and multimedia technologies for clients such as the BBC, the British Museum, Harper Collins and Heinemann, winning several awards for these projects.

Chris continues to practice as a producer of interactive projects and has completed a local history resource with Oxford County Council as well as other projects. As the internet has overtaken CD-ROM as a preferred publishing platform Chris has developed wide-ranging expertise in web design and interactive ‘eBooks’.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Publishing Media Workflow
  • Digital Product

Postgraduate Teaching

Module Leader for:

  • P65021 Design and Production for Publishing
  • P65035  Multi-Platform Publishing

Research

Chris is particularly interested eBook development and has produced a number of eBooks. His special interest is in eBook Typography and he has published eBooks distributed in the Apple iBookstore. His 'eBook Typography for Flowable eBooks', and 'From Print Book to eBook' have proved extremely popular for both self-publishers and publishing companies who need to develop an understanding of multi-platform publshing.

Chris maintains several web sites and his www.pagetoscreen.net is a well known resource for all things for eBook publishers. He open source publishes his own wide ranging knowledge of Digital Publishing on his git hosted web site at publisha.github.io

Future Research Plans:

New and future methods of web publishing using content management, wiki and blogging systems. Taking current web sites and rebuilding using these new systems.