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Rab Paterson 

Advisor Japan, JP

Lecturer, Sophia University - Faculty of Liberal Arts and English Lecturer, Rikkyo University. University of Washington grad.

Lecturer, Sophia University - Faculty of Liberal Arts and English Lecturer, Rikkyo University. University of Washington grad.

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Involved In


Temple University Japan - RED Program
Tokyo JALT
International Christian University - Global Leadership Studies program
Temple University Japan
Japanese Personnel Authority


Principle Instructor - BEC Program (Full-time) Toyo University-UCLA Extension Center for Global Education April 2016 - present
Instructor - EAP Program (Full-time) Lakeland College Japan August 2015 - April 2016
Adjunct Lecturer Sophia University - Faculty of Liberal Arts September 2015 - March 2016
Adjunct Lecturer Hosei University April 2015 - March 2016
Adjunct Lecturer The University of Tokyo October 2010 - March 2016
Instructor (Full-time) International Christian University's English Language Program for Liberal Arts September 2007 - August 2015
Presentations Lecturer - Summer Intensive Program Global Leadership Studies program @ International Christian University July 2011 - July 2015
AEP - RED Program - Instructor & Technical Advisor Temple University Japan August 2014 - June 2015
Adjunct Lecturer Dokkyo University's Faculty of International Liberal Arts April 2008 - March 2015
Adjunct Lecturer Kawasaki Intercultural Center - Cosmopolitan Consultancy April 2001 - December 2008
Post Graduate Studies Advisor (Consultant) Japanese Personnel Authority August 2006 - August 2008
Book Reviewer (Consultant) McGraw-Hill Publishers February 2008 - March 2008
Lecturer Sophia University's Faculty of Foreign Studies April 2005 - March 2008
Adjunct Lecturer Chuo University September 2002 - September 2007
Adjunct Lecturer Wako University April 2001 - September 2007
Social Sciences Adjunct Lecturer & Course Consultant NCUK Japan September 2004 - April 2007
Academic Writing Tutor (Part-time) Sophia University's Faculty of Liberal Arts November 2004 - March 2005
Analyst / Researcher (Part-time) Nakamae International Economic Research (NIER) April 2002 - March 2005
English Teaching Assistant (Part-time) Waseda University April 2001 - March 2002
English and Business Skills Teacher - Summer Intensive Courses (Full-time) and Regular (Part-time) JAL Academy June 2000 - August 2001
Specialist Bookseller / Sales Assistant - Summer (Full-time) and Evenings / Weekends (Part-time) Waterstones the Bookstore February 1996 - April 2000
English Teacher - Summer Intensive Courses (Full-time) and Evenings / Weekends (Part-time) Anglo European Study Tours April 1996 - September 1998
Supervisor - Stewards Department (Part-time) University of London Union April 1996 - August 1997
English & Business Skills Teacher (Full-time) International Language Institute October 1994 - July 1995
English Teacher - Summer Intensive Course (Full-time) Oxford Intensive School of English July 1994 - July 1994
English & Business Skills Teacher (Part-time) Pro heart International Language School October 1993 - March 1994
English Teacher - Summer Intensive Course (Full-time) Bunsai Gakuen - Japan College of Foreign Languages September 1993 - October 1993
Shipwright / Plater Technician (Full-time) Yarrows Shipbuilders Limited August 1983 - March 1990


State University of New York College at Buffalo Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 2014 - 2016
Apple Distinguished Educators Institute Digital Literacy & Educational Technology 2015 - present
Harvard University Graduate School of Education Future of Learning Institute 2015 - present
The Open University 2015 - 2015
Google Education Educational/Instructional Technology 2014 - present
Google Teacher Academy - Google London HQ Educational/Instructional Technology 2013 - present
UCL Institute of Education UCL- IOE / Waseda University -Graduate School of Education - International Student Exchange Program 2013 - 2013
Google Apps for Education Boot Camp Digital Literacy and Educational Technology 2013 - 2013
Splice Computer Training School Educational Technology 2010 - 2010
University of Washington Educational/Instructional Technology 2010 - 2010
Waseda University International Relations 2001 - 2004
School of Oriental and African Studies, U. of London Pacific Asian History & Pacific Asian Studies 1995 - 2000
University College Cork Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 1992 - 1992
Edinburgh Language Foundation Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 1992 - 1992
Jordanhill Teacher Training College - Glasgow Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 1992 - 1992
Langside College of Further Education - Glasgow Sports Studies 1991 - 1992
Anniesland College of Further Education - Glasgow Shipbuilding / Engineering 1983 - 1986
Central College of Commerce, Glasgow Mathematics 1985 - 1986
Yarrows Shipbuilders Limited Shipbuilding Engineering 1983 - 1987
Bannerman High School, Glasgow, UK 1978 - 1983

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content

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Shelley Bearse
They're my friends  •  Marketing Division Manager, Xseed Co. Ltd and Digital Director, Andys Fish.
Rab enthuses! He gives you energy and ideas and you can't help but go away and get going!
Bruce Reinhart
We worked together  •  CEO/Founder, TFP Asia. Previously Corporate Business Skills & Communication Skills Trainer, Private Corporate Training Consulancy.
Rab has a great passion for educational technology and digital learning. He extremely well versed in both the technology side and the pedago ... gical side. I can't recommend him strongly enough.
Tim Coomber
They're my current cofounder  •  Chief Catalyst, PlatformOne KK and Senior Advisor, Member of the Board of Governors, TFP Asia.
Focused, committed, knowledgeable.
Ken Enochs
We worked together  •  Assistant Director, English for Liberal Arts Program, International Christian University.
Rab is extraordinarily skilled as a teacher and presenter, especially regarding all aspects of digital literacy. He is also more capable of ... out-the-door productivity of practically anyone I know.
Georgia Pavlopoulou
They're my school  •  .
Rab is a wonderful individual and professional to be around. I had the chance to attend doctorate level workshops and engage with him in dis ... cussions around academic research and publishing, contemporary issues in International Education, e- learning and digital literacy. Rab was able to provide all group members with updated and innovative suggestions from his rich experience working in these fields. I had the opportunity to also see him presenting mini lectures and research projects. Rab has a unique presentation style which is very engaging. He is able to present strong arguments and solution focused ideas that have the element of innovation. Rab added humour and warmth to our group. He is able to build up strong arguments but also open minded and flexible to play around with ideas in educational projects.
Safa Bukhatir
They're my school  •  Owner/Director, Future Intl Nursery - Sharjah and Owner/Director, Future International Nursery.
Rab and I are colleagues in the EdD international (Doctoral) cohort at the IOE-UCL. Rab has provided quality support to many of his colleagu ... es throughout the study modules in various ways such as individual and group discussions, references, boosting motivation, and best of all, taking initiative in giving excellent presentations on using computer technology and software in academic studies and networking.
Dan Ferreira
We worked together  •  Online Publicist, PANSIG 2014 Online Publicist and Teacher, International Christian University. McGill grad. McGill grad.
Rab would make a great advisor because of his passion for professional development; both personally and that others. His advice always speak ... s from methods tried, tested and true. His extensive experience and knowledge base in the higher teaching industry has benefitted many both internationally and locally. His tireless commitment to empowering other teachers has the exponential effect that is evident in enhanced student performance. On a side note, ticking only three boxes for "Rab is most helpful in..." was really difficult as his abilities would even exceed a "check all" option.
Milton Miltiadous
They're my friends  •  Founding Partner, Eyenoo and Associate Professor, Various Japanese Universities.
Rab is one of the most enthusiastic people I have the privilege of knowing. He has an wide variety of skills; these include a great knowled ... ge of motivating learners, using a variety of learning tools in the classroom. He has high expectations of himself and those around him; both in the classroom and in his everyday life.
Brian Berry
We worked together  •  Assistant Professor, Yokohama National University and Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tokyo.
Rab's wealth of knowledge of digital literacy combined with experience of its practical application within institutions of Higher Education ... in Japan allows him to provide accurate and applicable advice for institutions. He is well aware of the numerous instructional and cultural barriers that can sometimes pose a challenge for the implementation of new systems and ideas; however, he has shown on multiple occasions that he can provide solid and measurable results; finding ways to tackle these challenges.. I look forward to working with Rab in the future on several projects.
Nazlin Bhimani
We worked together  •  Research & Special Collections Librarian, UCL Institute of Education. Previously College Librarian, University of Cambridge.
Rab is an excellent orator. He makes his presentations interesting and provides ample evidence to justify his claims. His enthusiasm for hi ... s work is catching and adds to his presence as a communicator and a pedagog. Rab is also respectful of his audience which makes him someone who is both approachable and helpful.
Makiko Ogasawara
We worked together  •  Elementary School Computer Lab Manager, The American School in Japan.
He has a passion for education and technology and is someone who can inspire educators and learners with his leadership skill.
Alexander Nanni
We worked together  •  Director and Senior Instructor, Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics, Mahidol University International College.
Rab has conducted training sessions for our teachers and students on various academic and ed-tech topics. He has also delivered highly prof ... essional presentations to large audiences of students. More than that, though, Rab has provided invaluable advice about several aspects of our program, particularly regarding educational technology. Rab is knowledgeable about many aspects of education and technology, and he is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others.
Jeya Murugan
They're my mentor  •  Rotary Peace Fellow, International Christian University. Previously Interim Country Director, Nonviolent Peaceforce.
Rab was part of the Global Leadership Traning in Japan, His intensive coaching helped me in realising my dream.
Mark Swain
They're my friends  •  Director, Systems 2 Consulting Ltd. Previously UK H&S Manager, Nokia UK (ext).
He is a fabulous communicator and keeps things at an uncomplicated level for those less knowledgeable than him. He has a great understanding ... about the potential of IT as a tool in education

Bruce Reinhart
They're my current cofounder  •  CEO/Founder, TFP Asia. Previously Corporate Business Skills & Communication Skills Trainer, Private Corporate Training Consulancy.
He is already a great entrepreneur as he has a lot of ideas on the go already.

Milton Miltiadous
They're my friends  •  Founding Partner, Eyenoo and Associate Professor, Various Japanese Universities.
Milton has a great group of contacts, something essential for any entrepreneur. So this allied with his natural abilities for networking wil ... l make him a sure bet.