Dominik’s core role at the University of Oxford is to research and train people in how technology can make them more productive in reading, writing, and organisation. He is also closely involved with efforts to improve digital accessibility and is currently actively involved in investigative efforts into generative AI in academic contexts.
Reading and Writing Innovation Lab
Dominik started and runs the Centre for Teaching and Learning’s Reading and Writing Innovation Lab at the University. The lab collects and reviews devices and applications that support reading and writing.
The lab is also exploring new ways of looking at academic reading and writing in the digital context. Some preliminary results were published in 2022.
As part of the work of the lab, Dominik runs regular workshops on reading and writing tools for students and staff. He also consults with academics and others on readability and accessibility, and has developed several resources to support the development of accessible documents, including a suite of readable and accessible templates for Word and PowerPoint.
Artificial intelligence in academic practice
Dominik has run workshops on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education since 2019, and since the introduction of ChatGPT in November 2022, has taken an active role in exploring the impact of generative AI on academic practice.
Prior to joining the University of Oxford, he worked as the Education and Technology Specialist for Dyslexia Action where he designed and ran a MOOC on Inclusive Technologies for Reading.
He has also worked as a language and culture training advisor for the US Peace Corps in over 15 countries.
His academic interest is in linguistics, language education, metaphor, and discourse analysis. He has published in academic journals, edited several academic volumes and translated both academic and non-academic texts between Czech and English. He blogs on MetaphorHacker.net.