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Dr Alfred Oti

Dr Alfred Oti

Research Associate in Digital Design and Creativity, Engineering Design Centre


Biography:

  • PhD - Education & the Sociology of Digital Technologies, University College London: Institute of Education
  • MA - Information & Communication Technology in Education, University College London: Institute of Education
  • PGCE - Post-Compulsory Education, University College London: Institute of Education
  • BSc (Honours) - Computer Aided Product Design, University of Wolverhampton

Alfred is a researcher of design and creativity in digital environments. He researches and develops new ways of thinking, problem-solving and decision-making to improve teaching and learning. Alfred has studied and taught design and creativity in further and higher education since 2002.For his PhD thesis, Alfred developed a new type of curriculum for the teaching and study of digital making (the creation of digital content) in post-compulsory education. Alfred is currently a Research Associate in the Design Practice Group at the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre (University of Cambridge). He is investigating how designers think and work when they are able to sketch directly in three-dimensions using the latest generation of Virtual Reality tools. 

Research Interests

I am interested in how migrants use digital technologies for their education and how the migrant cultures are expressed using digital technologies.