Dr Gary Motteram

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

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I started my professional life as a language teacher working at first in the private sector in the UK and then moving abroad to work in Libya, Mongolia and Azerbaijan.

I came back to the UK to study for an MEd in Teaching English Overseas at the University of Manchester and was subsequently appointed as a lecturer at the University. Later on I completed an EdD focusing on e-learning.

In the early stages of my career at Manchester I set up and ran the innovative MA in Educational Technology an TESOL, which while it now no longer runs has been replaced by two different options: MA TESOL with an Educational Technology pathway and the MA DTCE with a TESOL pathway.

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I have had considerable international experience over the course of my career working in and conducting projects in many different countries:

Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Germany, China, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia.

I have also had recent experience working on and managing European projects: Lancelot, AVALON and Euroversity

External positions

Research consultant, Immerse -- VR based language learning

Jan 2022 → …

Member of the ELT and Education publishing committee, Cambridge University Press

Jun 2016 → …

Areas of expertise

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  • Educational Policy, Language Learning, Development Informatics

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