David Prescott is Associate Professor at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He teaches in the MA TESOL program (Leadership and Management in ELT, Technology in the ESL Classroom) and supervises MA thesis work. He also works in collaboration with the College of Engineering for which he has developed a language and communication course for undergraduate engineers in profession-oriented collaborative, communication and academic skills. This work addresses The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET accreditation requirements which have necessitated addressing the needs engineers have for competencies beyond a sound technical knowledge, engineering skills and technical writing ability. He is a member of The Provost’s Knowledge Taskforce, involved in planning knowledge and information management for the university’s future needs. He is lead researcher of a cross discipline team investigating the uses of the university’s course management system and he will be trialling a new pedagogic model in the course Teaching and Learning in Electronic Environments in the Fall, 2011 Semester.