Sherman Young | Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education & Vice President(Interim)
RMIT University

Sherman Young, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education & Vice President(Interim), RMIT University

Appointed to the role in January 2021, Professor Young is responsible for the Student journey from enrolment to graduation. Professor Young has held numerous academic leadership roles, and is widely published in areas of media and cultural studies, and education. Prior to becoming an academic, he ran a multimedia production company – and has a particular interest in the intersection of education and new technologies.


Day 1 @ 12:40

Education beyond Covid: How technology has changed the way we educate in a world that refuses to stand still

Education today is marked by a disconnected experience between teachers, students and curriculum. The education industry has been slow to adopt digital technology as a way to transform instruction. As the industry shifts from instructor-led lectures to blended learning experiences, it’s time for technology to play a role in the experience, not just the delivery of materials. We are working to bring technology into the core of education with tools that empower educators to create courses in new and different ways.
  • Learn how to futureproof education: invest in institution infrastructure projects to create learning spaces of the future, focus on adoption of online learning strategies and technologies and focus on adequately structured student support mechanisms.
  • Learn how Canvas helped RMIT maintain continuity and service during ongoing chaotic times
  • Learn how Canvas’s arcitecture offers a new paradigm for sharing, discovering and collaborating around the best ways to teach and learn; including a move away from traditional exam based assessments and more focus on authentic learning & assessment.
last published: 04/Aug/21 10:15 GMT
last published: 04/Aug/21 10:15 GMT
last published: 04/Aug/21 10:15 GMT

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