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i>clicker Hires President, Now Available in Australia and New Zealand
|By Business Wire
|April 14, 2014 07:00 PM EDT
the leading Student Response Systems (SRS) in higher education and the
makers of i>clicker +, i>clicker 2 and i>clicker GO, today announced
that Kevin Pawsey has joined the company as president to support the
company’s global growth. Effective immediately, i>clicker 2 and
i>clicker GO systems are available for purchase in Australia, with only
i>clicker GO available in New Zealand.
With student response technology adoption growing steadily in the region
year after year, Australia and New Zealand are among the fastest
adopting countries. With the company’s first international expansion,
i>clicker sought an industry veteran with experience leading and growing
education hardware and software businesses, as well as strong global
experience. Pawsey, a two-time CEO, has over 20 years of management,
director, and leadership experience in education internationally, making
him an ideal fit for the position.
“i>clicker is one of the most impressive organizations I’ve encountered
in my career, and I’m honored to be joining as president,” said Kevin
Pawsey. “More than ever, instructors are looking for opportunities to
make content and learning dynamic, creating opportunities to address
misconceptions and check their understanding in real-time. Our business
is about creating those opportunities in classrooms with conventional as
well as digital remotes in a single flexible system that can support a
standard or hybrid classroom solution.”
i>clicker now has a direct sales team that serves Australia and New
Zealand. With the addition of a sales function in the region, i>clicker
is exploring partnership opportunities with prospective channel partners
in other parts of the world as well.
i>clicker has further plans to expand into other regions throughout 2014
and into 2015. Globally, educational institutions are choosing i>clicker
because of the company’s focus on a hybrid solution that supports both
conventional remotes as well as digital solutions. Not every student
owns a smart device, and many higher education IT infrastructures cannot
support a mobile-only solution. The combination gives schools,
instructors and students freedom of choice in the classroom.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to the team,” said Troy Williams,
President of Macmillan New Ventures. “As we scale the company alongside
the growth of student response system adoption worldwide and move into
global markets, we’re focused on bringing in the best education
technology talent to support our clients as they enhance student
engagement and outcomes on their campus.”
Prior to joining i>clicker as president, Kevin was a senior business
consultant to global software organizations and investment funds where
he advised companies on transforming existing business models and
structuring educational startups for growth and success. From 2011 to
2013, Kevin was president and CEO of itslearning, Inc. the US subsidiary
of itslearning, a global LMS provider. In his role there, Kevin focused
on building a strong US focused solution and team leading to year on
year increase in customer acquisition and revenues. Before joining
itslearning, Kevin was CEO of North American operations for RM
Education, a leading UK-based education software and networks company.
Last summer, i>clicker became the leading Student Response System in
North America. Furthermore, the company launched i>clicker GO, a
software-based Student Response System (SRS) application that utilizes
wireless (WiFi and mobile) networks to turn laptops, tablets and
smartphones into classroom learning tools.
Follow Kevin here at http://twitter.com/kevpawsey
For more information about i>clicker in Australia and New Zealand, email [email protected]
For more information on i>clicker, i>clicker GO and other conventional
remotes, please visit: http://www1.iclicker.com/
i>clicker was built by educators for educators with the goal of keeping
students focused on content, not technology. i>clicker is the most
widely used student response systems in North American higher education,
adopted at more than 1100 educational institutions and used by more than
three million students. i>clicker has a growing number of customers in
K-12 and also serves customers in corporate environments.
i>clicker’s student response system continues to be recognized for its
superior reliability, intuitive software, and focus on formative
assessment and pedagogy. Today, i>clicker is powered by flexibility
giving professors the choice to standardize with one remote, or take a
blended approach of mixed mobile and conventional remotes in their
classrooms. i>clicker is a product of Macmillan New Ventures, a division
of Macmillan Science and Education.
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