Michael Paskevicius, B.Com, M.Phil Education Technology, PhD in progress

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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Vancouver Island University

Learning Technologies Application Developer at the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning | Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada | May 2012 to present

  • Conduct research, design training and support capacity building of best practices in implementing educational technology in the classroom, supporting blended/hybrid learning and deploying fully online learning
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of scholarly development activities/workshops for the VIU community including the Teaching Faculty Scholars Program delivered in hybrid format
  • Research emerging technologies and new educational practices for deployment on campus
  • Work closely with faculty to initiate change in educational practices, implementation of new pedagogies and technologies
  • Development, deployment, integration and support of educational technology services including the Desire2Learn learning management system, Kaltura video publishing platform, Blackboard Collaborate synchronous online conferencing tool, Mediawiki institutional wiki and WordPress multisite blogging networks
  • Contributed to staff and student IT Competencies, IT infrastructure, Learning Space Design, and the IT Governance committees

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University of Cape Town

Learning Technologist at the Centre for Educational Technology | March 2009 – April 2012 | Cape Town, South Africa

  • Responsible for supporting, informing, and researching best practice on the integration and production of open digital educational resources (OER) in teaching and learning
  • Contributed to the design and implementation of an open source web based system for indexing, sharing and curating digital educational materials from the university launched in February 2010
  • Delivered presentations, workshops and individual consultations to academics, graduate students and external parties on sourcing, integrating, creating, licensing and sharing of learning materials
  • Contributed to OER manuals, websites, social media, marketing materials, reports and project support documents
  • Advised on alternative copyright models such as Creative Commons

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Namibia University of Science and Technology

Management Information Analyst in the Bureau of Computer Services | November 2005 – November 2008 | Windhoek, Namibia

  • Responsible for preparing accurate, timely research and reports on educational data measures for academic management
  • Developed a data warehouse and accompanying data delivery website of institutional data
  • Addressed issues of data quality captured within the institutional enterprise resource system
  • Designed, delivered and supported an online system to log and manage queries for campus services, the research office and the information technology helpdesk

Part-time Lecturer: Department of Computing | August 2006 – November 2008

  • Prepared and presented lectures and tutorials for undergraduate and postgraduate students

Commonwealth of Learning International Intern | November 2005 – August 2006

  • Business process analyst responsible for supporting migration to online registration
  • Provided enterprise system support and training to internal and external users

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Account Analyst | 2000 – 2005 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Provided data management and analysis with Crystal Reports and MS Excel

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English Instructor | July – August 2003 | Seoul, South Korea

  • English teacher for students aged 7–12 in an international environment

EDUCATION

University of Victoria – Currently enrolled in a PhD Program with the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Faculty of Education | 2014-Present | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

University of Cape Town – Master of Philosophy: Information and Communication Technologies in Education (Awarded with distinction) Thesis: Student perceptions of the reuse of digital educational materials:  A case study of the social outreach group SHAWCO | 2009 – 2011 | Cape Town, South Africa

Ryerson University – Bachelor of Commerce-Information Technology Management Major: Information Systems Analysis and Development. Minor: International Business Relations | 2001 – 2005 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

COMPUTER SKILLS

CONTENT MANAGEMENT

  • Familiar with learning and content management software such as Desire2Learn, Canvas, Sakai, Moodle, Blackboard, Drupal, WordPress
  • Excellent understanding and administration of collaborative web environments such as Wiki’s, Google Docs
  • Administrative ability on WordPress, Blogger, LifeType, Drupal including WordPress multisite blogging networks, multi-author blogs, and eportfolios
  • Excellent knowledge of social media and managing content on cloud services (Twitter, Youtube, Flickr)
  • Solid understanding of Creative Commons licensing model for licensing, sharing and reusing content
  • Experience establishing and supporting institutional research repositories using DSpace and EPrints

DATA MANAGEMENT

  • Skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and associated software such as SPSS, Nvivo
  • Comfortable working with and integrating large multi-format datasets
  • Exceptional data management, mining and analysis via MS Excel, SPSS, SQL 2005, Crystal Reports
  • Solid understanding of social network analysis (SNA) and visualization using NodeXL and Gephi
  • Experience in the burgeoning area of learning analytics
  • Database administration through MYSQL, MS SQL Server, Access, Oracle
  • Excellent understanding of Google Analytics, social media analytics and other web analytics software

SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS

  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Sharepoint)
  • Comfortable in Microsoft, Linux and Apple desktop environments
  • Strong supporter of open source software (OSS) projects with ample experience implementing OSS software
  • Very comfortable in a server environment setting up websites, databases, and web services
  • Advanced design techniques in Adobe Premier, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Excellent grasp of the Adobe Creative Suite for web development (Fireworks, Freehand, Dreamweaver, Flash)
  • Working Knowledge of HTML, PHP, XML, CSS, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, ActionScript
  • Familiar with ERP environments : PeopleSoft, Integrated Tertiary Services, SAP R/3, SAP Business One

SOFT SKILLS

  • Solid understanding of e-pedagogy and theories of e-learning
  • Exceptional analysis skill of both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Self-motivated and always optimistic
  • Comprehensive writer and editor Strong presentation and verbal communication abilities

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Scholarship of teaching and learning, technology and social change, learning analytics, educational video, educational blogging, social network analysis, collaborative web environments, change in higher education

CC BY 4.0 CV by Michael Paskevicius is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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