My name is Nathan, or N8 for short. I’m an English teacher working for the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE. This blog is mostly dedicated to my studies on the MA in Online and Distance Education with the OU, UK, but is also a personal repository of useful links and resources relating to e-learning.

Previously I have worked as a French and Spanish lecturer at University College Birmingham, a Business trainer with the British Council in Kuala Lumpur and a teacher of young learners at British Council Bahrain. At present, I am concentrating on applying research to practice by finding ways for technology to assist low level Arabic speaking students with general English and IELTS.

So far on the MAODE I have completed H800 – Technology enhanced learning, H807 – Innovations in e-learning and I am now enrolled on H808 – the e-learning professional. My previous training in EFL includes the Cambridge DELTA and RSA CELTYL. I am also involved in ongoing staff development in my current job at Ras al Khaimah Women’s College in the UAE.


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