Mr Noveck Gowandan

eLearning Team Lead

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 868-662-2002

Email: noveck.gowandan@sta.uwi.edu


Noveck J. Gowandan has been a member of the University since 2009. He currently serves primarily as the eLearning Team Lead at the St. Augustine Campus, but has a diverse portfolio of supplemental roles, including  Project Manager for the Cross-Campus eLearning Committee, Consultant for various revenue generating projects (EDULINK) and prospects (TTMoE, TTDF, Petrotrin and ALJGSB), as well as serving as a Technical Advisor to various campus committees. Additionally, in 2014 he was selected for the Future Leaders Programme, an initiative out of Human Resources to coach participants for leadership roles in the University.

With an active research interest in IT Governance, the culmination of training across a wide range of Technical and Leadership/Management disciplines, he also holds the Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) certification.

He is a proponent of Open Source Software, a seasoned Linux expert with over a decade of related experience in enterprise environments. He has been active in a number of Open Source communities, from authoring Linux/MOODLE themed tutorials on his personal website, to being an active contributor to MOODLE.org as well as volunteering services the Linux Foundation in varying capacities. He has also mentored students in Computer Science, Information Technology and Management Studies, collaborating, reviewing and offering feedback on final year projects. 

Qualification

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Governance (in progress)
  • M.Sc. Strategic Leadership and Management (2013)
  • B.Sc. Information Systems (2007)
  • Dip. Computer Technology (2004)
  • Certified Business Continuity Professional

Fellowships and Training

  • The University of the West Indies - The Future Leaders Programme (May 2014-current)
  • Human Resource Development New Zealand (HRDNZ) – MoodleBites MySQL Reporting (November 2015)
  • Learning Tree International – Course 4630: Project Leadership (August 2015)
  • Learning Tree International – Course 4582: Enterprise Analysis for Business Analysts (May 2015)
  • Purdue NExT – PN.15.1 – Communicating Strategically (April 2015)
  • The Linux Foundation - LFS101x.2: Introduction to Linux (CentOS/RHEL 7) (April 2015)
  • Catalyst Inc. - ILX1 Inclusive Leadership Training: Becoming a Successful Leader (April 2015)
  • Learning Tree International – Course 4520: Cyber Security: Key elements for Success (April 2015)
  • Learning Tree International – Course 4621: Project Management Fundamentals (April 2015)
  • Learning Tree International – Course 4500: Big Data Insights, Technologies and Trends (March 2015)

Research Interests

  • IT Governance
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • IT Strategy
  • Open Source

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer (Adjunct/Part time) Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Project Manager – University Elearning Committee The University of the West Indies, UWI Centre
  • IT Officer II - ELearning Team Lead The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
  • IT Officer I - ELearning Systems Administrator The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
  • Information Technology Analyst Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, The University of the West Indies
  • Network/Systems Administrator Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation

UWI Service

  • Acting Enterprise Application Support Manager, CITS – (Jan-Feb and April-May 2016)
  • Lecturer (Adjunct/Part time) (January 2016 - ongoing)
  • Project Manager, University E-Learning Committee – Cross Campus Elearning Committee, led by University CIO. (2015-2017)( 2 year term)
  • Member, Turnitin AQAC Subcommittee (January-March 2016)
  • Guest Judge, The Development of Caribbean Cuisine at the Faculty of Food and Agriculture (2015-2017)
  • Senior Administrative and Professional Representative on Campus Council 2014-2015
  • Member, Organizing Committee – Sub Regional Conference 2015: Institutionalising Best Practice in Higher Education [Quality Assurance Unit and Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning] – (2014 – 2015)
  • Member, University E-Learning Committee – Cross Campus eLearningC, led by University CIO – (2014 - present)
  • Member, Continuum of Learning Modes Team – St. Augustine Campus (2013 - present)
  • Member, Faculty of Social Sciences ICT Advisory Group (2013 - present)

Public Service

  • The Linux Foundation –Chair of the Item Writing Committee (2014-ongoing)
  • The Linux Foundation - Job Task Analysis Committee Member (2014)
  • Campus IT Services Outreach Team Member (2013-Present)
  • Owner/Author - Technical Tutorials Website – www.woblag.com (2010-Present)
  • Owner/Author - International Fusion Culinary Website – www.tastumgoodum.com (2011-Present)

Professional Memberships

  • DRI International
  • The Linux Foundation
  • The Internet Society (ISOC)


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