I have worked in education for the past 24 years, as a teacher, materials developer, IT manager and web/user interface designer. Before that I had various incarnations as a stand-up comedian, dating agency IT expert, advertising designer...
My blend of pedagogical and technical skills has taken me around the world - for organisations such as the British Council, International House World Organisation and others - helping them to bridge the gap between their training and teaching portfolio and their technical needs.
Until the end of 2003 I held two posts: the first as Head of the New Technologies Department at International House Barcelona and the second was Lead Developer for the online training centre Net Languages. In 2003 I set up The Consultants-E with Nicky Hockly.
I am a past coordinator of the IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group and also past editor of the SIG newsletter. In 2007 I was elected Honorary Secretary of IATEFL, and in 2011 I became the first Chair of the Electronic Committee (ElCom).
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) and "Digital Literacies" (Pearson Education, 2013) with Nicky Hockly and Dr. Mark Pegrum. I have also written a chapter for a book on Higher and Further Education in Second Life, with Howard Ramsay. I am currently working on a book about mobile and handheld learning, to be published by Delta Publishing in 2014.
My company (www.theconsultants-e.com) works primarily in online teacher development and training and our Cert ICT course won a British Council ELTON in 2007. Among our other courses we also offer the only online Cert IBET course.
When not working on all that, I used to look after our three islands in Second Life and spend time building and scripting for the education community - our Second Life project EduCation@EduNation was shortlisted for a 2009 British Council ELTON award. We have since left Second Life and are concentrating on the exciting, expanding sphere of mobile and handheld learning and training.
You can follow my blog at: http://slife.dudeney.com.