Gemma Scott, MEd

Current Role

Instructional Designer with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) at the University of Maine.


M.Ed. Instructional Technology, UMaine

Master’s Certificate, Film and Media Preservation from George Eastman House

B.A. in Visual and Media Arts, minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, Emerson College

Background and Interests

Gemma came to UMaine as a Graduate Assistant in the College of Education and Human Development in 2012. After completing her graduate work she held a variety of positions in the field as an Instructional Designer on various projects, including National Science Foundation Grants for teaching Computer Science 4All and teaching teen girls digital storytelling with Augmented Reality.

Before getting her Master’s degree Gemma worked as a media archivist at Northeast Historic Film, a regional moving image archive in Bucksport, Maine. She also, taught as an adjunct in the cinema studies department at Burlington College, Co-directed the Maine Student Film and Video Festival, and led a variety of workshops for youth related to media production and maker/hacker activities.

Gemma has always loved filmmaking and is particularly passionate about amateur and experimental film. You can also find her tinkering with traditional and digital arts and crafts, especially 3D printing, small electronics, paper and soft circuits.

Publications/ Presentations


Gemma has researched and published a local history about youth media production in Maine


The Maine Student Film and Video Festival: 1976-2013
2014, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland


Navigating the Web: A Topographical Map for Educators 
2013, University of Maine Summer Technology Institute, Belfast, ME
Tactile Technology: Grounding the Digital Curriculum with Analog Tools
2012, University of Maine Summer Technology Institute, Belfast, ME


My Own Private Hollywood: The Films of Cyrus Pinkham
2011, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, New Orleans, LA

Online Access at an invitational summit concerning all aspects of creating access to amateur films and home movies

2010, Home Movie Summit at the Library of Congress, Culpepper, VA


The Intrigue and Accessibility of Amateur Film and Home Movie Collections
2010, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA


Assistant and co-presenter of a 1-day workshop at Northeast Historic Film

2008, Film Preservation Basics, A New England Document Conservation Center Workshop, Bucksport, ME


Films by Helen V. Bird – Reading Female Home Movies and Discovering a Hidden Language

2008, Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, Bucksport, ME