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:/Nik Peachey

Based in Kent, UK.

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My interest in teaching and education began in prison. While I was studying music at Dartington College of Arts I had a part time job teaching guitar classes to inmates at the local prison. This experience left me with the lasting impressions that education has a fundamental influence on where we end up in life, and that by improving it we can improve and enrich lives tremendously and help people to recognise their true potential.

My interest in technology developed whilst living abroad and trying to find sources and ways of motivating my young daughter to learn more English. Her response to computer based materials sparked my own interest and motivated me to study for an M.Ed in technology and ELT at Manchester University.

I've been working in ELT since 1992 first as a teacher and then as a teacher trainer, ICT trainer and ELT writer. My interest in teacher training and educational technology took me away from the physical classroom and into a post as manager of the British Council's websites for EL teachers. During the 5 years that I held this post I developed a keen understanding of online learning and its potential for teacher development as well as the power of accessing networks and communities to ensure that the products I managed met the needs and expectations of their users. I rounded out my experience with a PRINCE2 project management qualification, the de-facto standard method for ensuring sound project management practice.

I have a thorough grounding now in most aspects of digital product development and deployment as well as  research and evaluation.

Since leaving the British Council in 2007 I have been working as a freelance learning technology consultant, writer and trainer. You can find out a little more about the kinds of projects I've been involved in below.

:/Recent projects

Consultancy work
  • Evaluating companies providing language teaching services using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to identify areas of best practice and assess pedagogic potential of the medium.
  • Advising on the instructional design of a pilot of Flash based content to combine the development of English and digital literacies.
  • Consultancy to establish key performance indicators (KPIs) for measuring of return on investment (ROI) for web based learning content.
  • Consulting on and creating a blended learning course to enable teacher trainers from the Moroccan ministry of education to integrate new technologies into their teaching and training.
  • Consulting and advising on the use of Google Ads to enhance online marketing of educational projects.
  • Consulting and advising on the development of new Web 2.0 type content areas for the BBC | British Council's Teaching English website

My work in the Second Life virtual world
  • Developing courses and course materials for Second Life
  • Managing and presenting an educational chat show in Second Life
  • Developing teacher training materials for Second Life
  • Delivering training and presentations in Second Life


  • PRINCE 2 Practitioner                          - 2006
  • Interactive Marketing Award                 - 2005
  • M.Ed. Educational Technology & ELT     - 2004
  • RSA Diploma TEFLA                             - 1997
  • RSA Certificate TEFLA                          - 1992


:/Teacher training experience

  • I work for Bell Educational Trust as an online and face to face DELTA trainer. I'm also developing an MA level module on Blended Learing which will be credited by a UK University.
  • I work as a visiting lecturer at Westminster University teaching Media and Technology on the MA TESOL course.
  • I frequently talk at conferences and deliver virtual conference papers and workshops.
  • I have worked on a number of new technology and ICT training courses for teachers ranging from courses for novice teachers through to courses for high level ministry of education trainers and advisors
  • I have worked as a CELTA trainer and as a DELTA distance tutor
  • I have created a DELTA preparation course for the British Council in Morocco

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