Gavin has worked in education for the past 24 years, as a teacher,
materials developer, IT manager and web/user interface designer. His blend of pedagogical and technical skills has taken him around the world - primarily for the International House World Organisation
, but also for the British Council
and other entities - helping them to bridge the gap between their training and teaching portfolio and their technical needs.
Until the end of 2003 he held two posts: the first as Head of the New Technologies Department at International House Barcelona
and the second as Lead Developer for the online training centre Net Languages
. In 2003 he set up The Consultants-E
with Nicky Hockly
He is a past coordinator of the IATEFL Learning Technologies
Special Interest Group and also past editor of the SIG newsletter. In 2007 he was elected Honorary Secretary of IATEFL
, and in 2011 he became the first Chair of the Electronic Committee (ElCom). Since stepping down from IATEFL in the spring of 2013, he has been selected as a trustee for the International House Trust in London
Publications include: "The Internet & The Language Classroom" (CUP 2000, 2007), "How to Teach English with Technology" (Longman 2007, with Nicky Hockly - winner of the International House Ben Warren Award
2008), "Digital Literacies" (Routledge 2013, with Nicky Hockly and Dr. Mark Pegrum) and "Going Mobile" (Delta Publishing 2014 (forthcoming), with Nicky Hockly) and he has also written a chapter for a book on Higher and Further Education in Second Life (with Howard
He is also the author of numerous print and online articles (see Publications in the Portfolio section of this site for more).
When not working on all that, he used to look after three islands in Second Life
and spend time building and scripting for the education community - the Consultants-E
Second Life project EduCation@EduNation was shortlisted for a 2009 British Council ELTON
award. TCE have since left Second Life and are concentrating on the
exciting, expanding sphere of mobile and handheld learning and training.
You can follow his blog at: http://slife.dudeney.com
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