08:56 | 14/04/2017 Society
(VEN) - RMIT Vietnam has won the prestigious Golden Dragon Award for the fourteenth straight year thanks to its significant efforts and contributions to Vietnam’s development.
RMIT Vietnam’s Director of Communications and Events Mr. Conrad Ożóg accepted the award at a presentation ceremony.
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said she was thrilled for the University’s ongoing commitment to quality education to be appreciated for another year.
“RMIT Vietnam’s approach is driven by a holistic view of the student experience and an emphasis on program innovation,” Professor McDonald said.
“Our priority is to promote and facilitate digitally enabled, industry relevant, and work integrated learning experiences. In 2016, we implemented blended, flipped, and fully online delivery modes in 17 core courses in our largest programs.
“We also replaced hard copy textbooks with multimodal digital learning materials, and invested in a new learning space to build capacity in the use of augmented and virtual realities.”
Professor McDonald added that in 2016, RMIT Vietnam launched the Centre of Digital Excellence to contribute to the development of the country’s educational capacity.
The Centre has hosted a series of events, including public lectures from international experts in online, mobile, and digital pedagogies, as well as the first training series on classroom digital strategies for high school teachers in Da Lat and Ho Chi Minh City.
At a CEO forum the day prior to the Golden Dragon Awards ceremony, RMIT Vietnam representatives joined policy makers and economic experts to discuss the gains and losses of Industrial Revolution 4.0 in which computers and automation will come together in an entire new way. This exciting new world will have a major impact on businesses including customer expectations, product enhancement, collaborative innovation, and organisation forms.