|Kevin Pashuk is Chief Information Officer at Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario, a co-educational independent school serving over 750 students in grades 7 – 12. Appleby is in its 15th year of a 1:1 computer program and all school work is accessed, completed, and submitted on their computers. Under his leadership, the technology infrastructure at Appleby has been implemented to support the increased complexities of the 21st learning environment, OneNote has been implemented as a fully integrated collaborative learning platform, – creating an environment that enables measurable innovation in the classroom. Appleby College has been recognized internationally for its innovative work in teaching and learning, and is proud to have its development work in OneNote adapted by Microsoft to make it accessible to teachers everywhere. Under Kevin’s leadership, Appleby College was nominated as a Microsoft Showcase School in 2014.
Prior to Appleby College, he was Chief Information Officer for Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ontario, serving over 45,000 student across multiple campuses.Kevin was founding Director of Technology for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine – Canada’s first new medical school in over 30 years with 2 main campuses and multiple teaching and research sites. NOSM delivers complex medical education in a completely distributed model. Smart classrooms, specialized software for teaching and learning, and creative application of technology contributed to the school’s success.
No stranger to learning in innovative learning environments, Kevin earned his MBA in Information Technology Management from Athabasca University, Canada’s first online university while running a management consulting company providing strategic planning and interim leadership services for technical organizations and higher educational institutions.
He is utterly convinced that IT leadership needs to dramatically change how IT is delivered, before being relegated to a costly overhead department. He looks for every opportunity to talk about this… writing, speaking and now blogging.
In the midst of all this fun, Kevin had the distinction of being awarded the inaugural 2010 IT Leader of the Year (SME) Award from Computerworld Canada, and awarded one of the Top 20 Innovative CIOs by Computer Reseller News for his work at Appleby College, absolutely amazing him that his ideas actually make sense to someone.
Articles written by Kevin Pashuk
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