Our Staff - Dave Gatrell


 

Dave Gatrell

Educational Development Officer

 

Room: TU622

Tel ext: 6287

E-mail: dave.gatrell@polyu.edu.hk

Fax: 2334-1569

   
       
  Areas of Responsibility    
 
  • Provide consultation on instructional design and effective pedagogies to subject experts and eLearning project teams across the University.
  • Promote the effective use of educational technologies, including Video Content Management Systems, Learning Management Systems, Virtual Tutorials and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to enhance teaching and learning at the University.
  • Design and deliver professional development opportunities for staff in the areas of appropriate use of educational technologies and instructional design.
 
       
  Curriculum Vitae    
  Academic Qualifications    
   Year Institution Qualification Field of Study  
  2012 University of Manchester

MA

Digital Technologies, Communication and Education  
  2000 University of Sheffield

BA (Hons)

Economics and Politics  
             
  Professional Qualifications    
   Year Institution Qualification Field of Study  
  2018 Apple Education

Professional Learning Specialist

Professional Development  
  2016 APMG International

PRINCE2 (Foundation and Practitioner)

Project Management  
  2014 International House, London

Certificate

English Language Teaching Management  
  2012 British Council

E-moderator Essentials

Online Learning and Development  
  2006 Trinity College, London

Licentiate Diploma in TESOL

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  
             
  Work Experience  
   From To Institution Position Held  
  2018 Present Hong Kong Polytechnic University Educational Development Officer  
  2018 2019 Dave Gatrell Teaching and Learning Digital Learning Consultant  
  2014 2018 British Council Education & Society (Global) Online Teacher Development Coordinator  
  2012 2014 British Council Hong Kong ICT Coordinator  
  2011 2014 British Council Product Development (Global) e-Learning Editor, Teacher Development  
  2011 2012 British Council Hong Kong Teacher of English  
  2004 2011 British Council Barcelona, Spain Teacher of English  
  2002 2004 British Council Prague, Czech Republic Teacher of English  
           
  Major Publications and Conference Presentations  
 

Contributing author in Sharma, P. and Barrett, B. (2018) Best Practices in Blended Learning. Pavilion.

Gatrell, D. (2015) How to make the best use of a massive open online course. Article for British Council Voices: https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/how-make-best-use-massive-open-online-course

Gatrell, D. (2013) Game-based learning. Article and video for British Council Teaching English: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/game-based-learning

 
  Conference Presentations  
 

Gatrell, D. (2019, June) Multiple perspectives: Video reflection and feedback in learning and development. Workshop conducted at Media & Learning 2019: Video in Higher Education, Leuven, Belgium.

Gatrell, D. (2018, June) Using augmented reality apps for transformative learning. Workshop conducted at the 20th Anniversary Conference of the Enhanced NET Scheme in Secondary Schools, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2016, October) Learning online in real time: Webinars in teacher development. Paper presented at British Council Teaching for Success Online Conference.

Gatrell, D. (2016, May) The next level: Digital game-based learning and language development. Paper presented at Virtual Round Table Web Conference.

Gatrell, D. (2015, December) Keeping ahead of the game: Digital game-based learning. Workshop conducted at Learning and Teaching Expo, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2015, May) Keeping ahead of the game: Digital game-based learning. Workshop conducted at CITERS2015, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2015, April) It’s MALL and it’s powerful: Mobile-assisted language learning. Workshop conducted at 49th International IATEFL Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Gatrell, D. (2015, March) Keeping ahead of the game: Digital game-based learning. Workshop conducted at Worlddidac, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2014, December) Keeping ahead of the game: Digital game-based learning. Workshop conducted at Teacher Skills Forum, Jordan.

Gatrell, D. (2014, April) Redefining learning: Integrating tablets in the language classroom. Workshop conducted at 48th International IATEFL Conference, Harrogate, United Kingdom.

Gatrell, D. (2013, December) Redefining learning: Integrating iPads in the classroom. Workshop conducted at Learning and Teaching Expo, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2013, July) All about the game: Digital game-based learning. Workshop conducted at 2013 International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2013, July) All aboard the wiki-wiki: Wiki-based collaborative writing. Workshop conducted at 2013 International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2013, July) Redefining learning: Integrating iPads in the classroom. Workshop conducted at 2013 International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2013, June) All about the game: Digital game-based learning. Workshop conducted at JALTCALL 2013, Matsumoto, Japan.

Gatrell, D. (2012, November) All aboard the wiki-wiki: Wiki-based collaborative writing. Workshop conducted at IATEFL Young Learners and Teenagers (SIG) Conference and Asian Literacy Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.

Gatrell, D. (2012, October) That syncing feeling: Webinars in teacher training. Paper presented at JALT2012 38th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching, Hamamatsu, Japan.

Gatrell, D. (2012, March) That syncing feeling: Webinars in teacher training. Paper presented at the 5th International Symposium on Digital Technologies in Foreign Language Learning, University of Kyoto, Japan.

Gatrell, D. (2011, June) The wonderful world of wiki. Workshop conducted at the ESF-ESL Conference, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2010, March) Even more glamorous grammar. Workshop conducted at 33rd annual TESOL-SPAIN Convention, Lleida, Spain.

Gatrell, D. (2009, February) Making grammar fun. Workshop conducted at IH Barcelona ELT Conference 2009, Barcelona, Spain.

Gatrell, D. (2008, May) Making grammar fun. Workshop conducted at APPI-ELT Convention, Aveiro, Portugal.

Gatrell, D. (2008, February) Making grammar fun. Workshop conducted at APAC-ELT Convention, Barcelona, Spain.

 
       
  Invited Workshops on Educational Development  
 

Gatrell, D. (2016 – 2018) Using technology in low-resource contexts and Digital game-based learning. Workshop series conducted for the Native English Secondary Teachers’ Association at the Education Bureau, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2016 and 2017, July) Tablets in the classroom. Four-part workshop series conducted at the 2016 and 2017 Apple Summer Learning Academies, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2016, July) Using technology in low-resource contexts and Digital game-based learning. Workshop series conducted at the Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macau.

Gatrell, D. (2015, July) Digital game-based learning in the English language classroom. Workshop conducted at the Hong Kong Productivity Council, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2014, December) Mobile learning and Tablets in the classroom. Consultancy in Amman, Jordan for the British Council.

Gatrell, D. and Rixon, D. (2014, August-November) IT in Education E-Learning Series: Digital game-based learning. Workshops conducted at the Education Bureau, Hong Kong.

Gatrell, D. (2007 – 2010) Making grammar fun and Even more glamorous grammar. Workshops conducted for Macmillan Publishing in Barcelona, Bilbao, Cordoba, Girona, Lleida, Murcia, Palma and Tarragona, Spain.

 
       
  Teaching Development Projects and Consultancies  
  Ongoing Projects  
 

Course Tutor, BOLT Foundation Course Module 1. Small Private Online Course (SPOC) designed to support academics and teaching staff at the University in applying online pedagogies, tools and techniques in their teaching context (2018 – present).

Instructional Designer, How We See the World. Massive Open Online Course developed by the School of Optometry (2019 – present).

 
  Completed Projects  
 

Project Manager, Editor, Co-author and Digital Asset Manager, Professional Skills. Series of online business management and communication skills courses produced for the British Council (August 2018 – February 2019).

Co-author and Digital Asset Manager, Teaching for Success. Collection of over 250 online professional development modules produced by the British Council (2014 – 2018).

Consultant on the use of video observation technology for People2People, a 30-hour professional development course for English teachers in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, led by the British Council (2017 – 2018).

Project Manager and Consultant, Developing English language skills through the integration of tablets at Junior Secondary level. British Council-led, Quality Education-Funded project for teachers in Hong Kong (2015 – 2017).

Training Consultant. Learning Technologies for the Classroom. 36-hour professional development course for English teachers in Kulsary, Kazakhstan, organised by the British Council (September 2014).

Co-author, Learning Technologies for the Classroom. 75-hour online and face-to-face professional development course for teachers produced by the British Council (2012 – 2014).

 
     
  Services to the Profession  
 

Board Member and Community Manager, The Association for Quality Education and Training Online (AQUEDUTO) (2017 – present).

Judge, British Council English Language Teaching Research Awards (ELTRA) (2018).

Judge, British Council English Language Teaching Masters Dissertation Awards (2017).