Office of PVC (Digital Futures)
Professor Kevin Bell
Welcome to the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures). The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures) reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), is a member of the University Executive, and is responsible for providing senior level leadership of the University's digital strategy and policies and practices around all forms of distributed learning. The two PVC offices (Learning Transformations) and (Digital Futures) work synergistically to strategise and lead the University in all aspects of Learning Futures, our goal being to align pedagogy, technology and student centred learning to maximize the efficacy of teaching and learning at the institution.
Professor Kevin Bell came to Western Sydney University in 2016 with the goal of developing a best-in-class institutional portfolio of effective practices with a focus on use of emerging pedagogies and technologies. He comes to Western Sydney via his birthplace and undergraduate experience in the UK, time in Japan where he taught and developed curricula for intercultural / language trainings and latterly from the United States. Professor Bell completed his doctoral work at The University of Pennsylvania, has won a number of national awards and served as Primary Investigator and Research Fellow for privately and federally funded research initiatives. The focus of most of his recent work has been on means of engaging and motivating students, particularly those from less privileged backgrounds. He served with the Gates Foundation and on a number of boards in the States, directly influencing significant strides forward in technology-supported education.
Immediately prior to joining Western Sydney Professor Bell was Executive Director and Senior Fellow at Northeastern University in Boston, USA where he led a US Department of Education supported project assessing gameful design as a means of engaging and motivating "at risk" students.
Visit the Digital Futures site (opens in a new window) to find out more.
Contact the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures)
Michelle Everingham, Executive Assistant to the PVC (Digital Futures)
Phone: (02) 9678 7185