Online education instructors bring home edX Prize for the second time!

Colleagues Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Eric van den Ham and Tess Blom (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) are the winners of the 2020 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning, with their online course Zero-Energy Design: an approach to make your building sustainable. This is the second time our dedicated instructors were recognised for their outstanding commitment to sharing expertise and solutions to societal issues with people worldwide and for their innovative and personalised learning approach.

“We are very proud winners of this prize”, says Andy. “We wanted to offer a very clear and helpful stepped approach, presented in short lectures, week by week. Perhaps even more importantly, we wanted to make it pleasant and fun to follow for everyone across the world. That is why we invested in short documentaries on energy-neutral buildings, which connected the theory of zero-energy design to interesting practical examples.” More information on the website.

Our colleague Professor Arno Smets (Faculty of Electric Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science) received the first, inaugural edX Prize in 2016 with his Solar Energy MOOC.


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