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Satish Patel

ICT Educational Technologist, University Linguistics Tutor & Snowboard Instructor

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Work History & Educational Qualifications

ICT Coach/ Consultant (75%)

Providing ICT support for 200 staff in all subjects within Arts Faculty. eLearning producer & green screen recordings. Consultation, seminars, presentations and needs analysis for ICT usage. Identification, utilisation and keyboard support as well as production of video support material for identified software and Web 2.0 sites. 
Umeå University website: Satish Patel
ICT Tutor Support,    Moodle 2 Support,    ICT Student Support

LECTURER (English Linguistics) (100%-25%)

Foundation courses at A, B, C level in linguistics based subjects. Courses in linguistics, grammar, academic writing, sociolinguistics, C-Papers, vocabulary development, language history, applied linguistics, young learners, EU studies.

Additional tasks

  1. Blended Learning seminars for students and tutors
  2. ICT seminars for learner management system: moodle
  3. Timetabling

PhD Doctoral Student (Linguistics)

Linguistics orientation, focusing on text analysis, genre and corpus studies of corporate annual reports. PhD thesis work, and research courses (equivalent to 80p) in language history, syntax, semantics, linguistics theory, language history, bilingualism, translation, pragmatics, discourse analysis

Additional Tasks (teaching)

  • Grammar
  • EU studies
  • Cultural studies

Education & Family Years

Sep 1994Mar 2000

Parental Leave, University Studies & Short-Term Contracts

The main focus during these 6 years was my family. Parental leave was interlaced with university studies, occasional short-term teaching contracts, and travel, summarised as follows:

  • nov 1999 -  jan 2000    Tanzania: Travel & parental leave
  • sep 1999 -  nov1999    Umeå University: Economics (20p)
  • aug 1998 -  jun 1999    Tegs Secondary School: Language Teacher (100%)
  • apr 1997 -   aug 1998   Parental leave
  • aug 1996 -  apr 1997    Erisoft/ Folkuniversitet: Language Consultant (100%
  • aug 1994 -  aug 1996   Umeå University: English (1-80p), Political Science (20p)

Lecturer (Language Teaching Methodology)

Development of teacher training programs via the State Institute for Pedagogical Development and Ostrava University. Distance (using traditional methods) and on-site workshops and seminars for trainee teachers, in-service training for active teachers and unemployed teachers throughout Slovakia. Long term strategic planning for courses and workshops with school adminstrators.


Apr 1989Aug 1991

Director of Studies

Marketing, management and teaching of language courses to general public and to companies in the local region. Development of teacher training courses both in-house and in the local region.


Jan 1987Mar 1989

Language Consultant

Teaching English for Specific Purposes in local companies and public organisations.

University of Leicester

Jun 1985Dec 1986

Post Graduate University Studies

Program for trainee teachers. Formal qualification requirement for teaching in the UK. Qualification has been recognised by Swedish authorities (equivalent to 40p) and provides 'behörighet' for teaching in Sweden (14-19 yr age group)


Jan 1984Jun 1985

Language teacher

Adult education, school and company teaching

Northumbria University

Sep 1980Jun 1983

B.A. Engineering/Economics

Equivalent to 120p Technical-Economics Program, according to Swedish authorities.

Current Interests

Since 2002, my educational interest in the usage ICT tools has developed exponentially. Feeling restricted by tools and software available to me for my teaching, I have searched, found and used IT tools (web 2.0) to enhance and to vary my teaching & learning environment. In recent years, blended learning (link to recent presentation) has become the norm for my distance and campus based teaching (link to article on LearningNet). More recently, my focus has shifted to Student Generated Content. To aid & support teaching, research and administration colleagues, I have various websites, such as: Moodle 2 SupportICT Tutor SupportICT Student Support. Please feel free to use them and share them with others. 

Some more links for presentations

ICT Presentations

ICT Conferences & Workshops

  • Virtual Learning Environments (Jan 2015) Malmö University
  • Digital Assessment (Nov 2014) Informa Conference, Stockholm
  • Recreating the Learning Environment (June 2013) Military Academy, Stockholm
  • Recreating the Learning Environment (March 2013) Police Academy. Stockholm
  • Enabling an Environment for Student Generated Content summarised on Video here (Oct 2012) EDEN Research Workshop, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Moodle 2 Workshops (Aug & Oct 2012) in Östersund and Sundsvall for Mid-Sweden University Universitet
  • Recreating the Learning Environment (Nov 2011, Jan & Apr 2012) for Luleå Technical University
  • Open Educational Resources (Oct and Dec 2010) Linneaeus University, Växjö
  • Digital mindmapping for increased productivity (March & Oct, 2010) Humlab, Umeå University
  • Visual/audial Feedback for educational assignments (Oct 2010) Umeå University
  • Blended Learning (Sept 2010) Halmstad University
  • OnLine Assessment & Blended Learning (March, 2009) Resursscentrum för Flexibelt Lärande, University of Jönköping
  • OnLine Assessment (Sept, 2008) Human Sciences, University of Kalmar
  • Utilising Moodle LMS for Distance Learning (May, 2008) Dept. of Language Studies, Umeå University
  • Blended Learning (Feb, 2008) Human Sciences, University of Kalmar
  • Using ICT Tools (June, 2008) Grisbackaskolan, Umeå
  • Virtual Learning Platform for School Teaching (Oct, 2007) John Bauer Gymnasium, Umeå
  • Recreating the Learning Environment (Oct, 2008) Human Sciences, University of Kalmar
  • Recreating the Learning Environment (Oct, 2008) Dept. of Language Studies, Umeå University
  • Recreating the Learning Environment (April, 2008) Flexible Learning Unit, Umeå University
  • Using ICT Tools for School Teaching (Feb, 2007) Lärarna för Moderna språk, Kalmar region

Adventure Tourism in Northern Sweden

A few weeks each year, I lead an adventure tourism business catered for exchange students & visitors in Sweden. Participants experience a close contact to the remarkable natural environment of Sweden on water, on snow, on ice, and on mountains. These safaris are for the young and the old of a basic level of fitness.

The North Sweden Adventure Safari