I am a an English teacher and the ICT Co-ordinator at the British Council in Porto, Portugal.
I am also a project officer for the British Council's Second Life projects which include the British Council isle on the Main Grid and the LearnEnglish Teen Second Life Isle on the Teen Grid. I have recently finished a Master's degree in Educational Technology & TESOL where the focus of my dissertation was digital game-based learning and Second Life, specifically looking at the Language Learning Quests found on the British Council Isles (the dissertation can be downloaded from http://www.theswanstation.com
). I am also involved in teaching a business English course in SL as part of the AVALON project.
My interests include the use of digital games in learning and the use of virtual worlds for online education.