Image to promote the Association for Learning Technology’s 2021 conference

Starting with a portfolio

I first encountered ALT when Maren Deepwell came to talk to a group of colleagues at a meeting in a college in Oxford, around about ten years ago. Most of us in that meeting were teachers at the various colleges we collectively taught at that had a special dispensation or…

Being human at the fall of Trump

‘2020.11.04 DC Street, Washington, DC USA 309 26222’ by Ted Eytan (Flickr, CC-BY-SA)

I was walking with my wife and daughter towards the sea to catch the sunset, on Day Three of England’s second national lockdown of 2020. To be honest, out on the streets, it didn’t look very different from pre-lockdown and most people seem to have given up on strictly…

Ian Joliet, live on The Thursday Night Show (on a Saturday)

What a week it had been. I had spent seven relentless days at the screenface, as part of a distributed team of Educational Technologists acting up as an institutional ‘frontline emergency service’. With little more than a few days notice and the rising national noise over the spread of the…

A departing decade, through the rear view mirror

‘2010s Decade Events Montage’ by MaesterTonberry (CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons)

Late 2009, aware of the waning moments of the decade that seems to now be called the Noughties, I started writing a review of what had been a tumultuous ten years for me. Those ten years had included personal moments such as a brief flash of (very) minor pop stardom…

Talk given at a UK Council for Graduate Education event (London, 01/11/19)

View from the LEaD office at Northampton Square (City, University of London)

Good afternoon. I’m Dom Pates, and I’m a Senior Educational Technologist at City, University of London. I was delighted to be asked to speak at this event by Jorge, with whom I began my journey into technology-enhanced learning within Higher Education. It’s an honour to be able to give this…

Opening the archives

Last year, I moved into a new position within LEaD’s Educational Technology Team, becoming a Senior Educational Technologist. The role has a Relationship Lead focus, and is associated with three of City’s schools. This means that I manage the relationship between educational technology at City and how that manifests in…

A workshop on wireless collaboration

What do mobile devices allow you to do in teaching and learning that you can’t do without them?

How might I incorporate active mobile learning into my teaching?

After noting sustained demand from staff and students, seemingly endless tinkering with a particular emerging technology, as well as sensing the way…

Dom Pates

Global thinking, technology, education, learning spaces, music, Japan, writing, travel, peace... City, University of London Educational Technologist...

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