Mark Sivy Experience

Chief Learning Officer and Chief Operating Officer – July 2012 to Present
Cosmic Surrounding Technology / Charlotte, NC / Muscat, Oman
  • Provide corporate vision, knowledge and agile project management, product design, strategic planning, quality control, project budgets, international outreach, and trend analysis.
  • Interact with education and business leaders and governing bodies such as ministries of education, tourism, and foreign affairs on matters of education innovation and policy.
  • Promote the holistic integration of educational technology for education (e.g., Moodle, Unity, OpenSim, Skype, Adobe Captivate, and SmartFoxServer) with instructional practice to enhance learning, training, and professional development.
  •  Leverage strategies such as gamification, analytics, research, annual reports, curriculum and teaching standards, and formation of partnerships.
Director of the Center for Research and Evaluation – January 2012 to July 2012
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools / Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Managed school and community evaluations and surveys (Infosurv), facilitated multidisciplinary research projects, analyzed data (SAS), compiled literature reviews, and produced reports.
  • Directed research center staff, created and maintained research partnerships, authorized and coordinated with outside researchers.
  •  Collaborated with local academic and non-profit representatives to provide oversight for the regions big-data integration and research project.
Research Assistant - August 2011 to December 2011
Urban Institute / University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Provided research services, crafted literature reviews, and generated reports.
  • Designed, managed, and administered a large-scale community survey (Survey Monkey), analyzed data (SPSS), prepared multiple reports, and made public presentations of findings.
  • Published a comparative analysis of two regional socioeconomic studies.
Educational Technologist / Instructional Designer – June 2009 to December 2013
V-Learning by Design / Concord, North Carolina
  • Transformed online instruction by providing virtual instructional design (Moodle, Captivate), personalized learning, and educational technology (Adobe Connect, Reaction Grid) solutions.
  •  Designed / administered cloud-based 3D virtual learning environments (Unity, Jibe, OpenSim).
  • Hosted / co-directed global learning conferences and events using 3D virtual environments.
  • Prepared and offered technical training, educational professional development, and support.
  • Influenced, advised, and trained international clients.
Executive Director of Instructional Technology Services – April 2007 to June 2009
Central Piedmont Community College / Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Championed and established a digital media department, a faculty instructional technology center, and a student digital learning commons.
  • Directed the operation and improvement of college-wide instructional technologies, learning management systems (Moodle, Blackboard), and student computing facilities.
  • Handled budgets, institutional strategic planning, policy development, and department advising.
  • Negotiated and enhanced relations between the college’s IT department and academic unit.
Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning – May 2001 to April 2007
University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Co-created the Center, which offered faculty resources and online instructional technologies.
  • Planned and established the online technology services of the Center.
  • Acquired staff and resources.
  • Directed staff and operations, which provided campus-wide professional development, online learning systems (Blackboard, Moodle), educational technologies (such as Camtasia, Centra, Respondus, SurveyShare, TurnItIn), and support for faculty, students and researchers.
  • Bridged IT and academic interests by gaining consensus and cooperation
  •  Managed budgets and resource allotments.
E-Learning Systems Administrator – October 1999 to May 2001
University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Established, administered, promoted, and supported the institution’s enterprise online learning management system (WebCT / Blackboard).
Chief Information Officer – May 1998 to September 1999
Kings Mountain District Schools (K-12) / Kings Mountain, North Carolina
  • Accomplished the installation of the district’s wide-area network.
  •  Purchased technology and directed its implementation and maintenance, and support.
  • Determined current and future needs, strategic plans, policies, budgets and recommendations.
  • Provided information and educational technologies training and support.
Science Instructor – August 1988 to May 1998
Kings Mountain District Schools / Kings Mountain, NC
  • AP physics, physics, biology, chemistry, physical science, and earth science instructor.
  • High school part-time technology specialist, 1991-1998.
  • Science department chair, 1992-1998.
Science Instructor – August 1987- July 1988
Shelby City Schools / Shelby, NC
  • Physical Science and Earth Science instructor.
Science Instructor – August 1986 to July 1987
Katy Independent School District / Katy, TX
  • Astronomy, Physical Science, and Earth Science instructor.
Geophysicist – January 1981 to December 1985
Cities Service Oil and Gas Corporation (Oxy) / Houston, Texas
  • Analyzed data, correlated information, created subsurface maps, and provided recommendations. 

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