The University of Queensland’s Professors Blake McKimmie, Barbara Masser and Mark Horswill, who taught the course, “The Psychology of Criminal Justice”, received the 2018 edX Prize for their contributions in online teaching and learning, as well as a commitment to open education. The award was presented this Friday, November 16, during the edX Global Forum conference in Boston.
“The Psychology of Criminal Justice is a thrilling and engaging look at the psychological elements of the crime and criminal justice set against the backdrop of a hypothetical murder. Its incredibly innovative use of realistic drama combined with novel assessments to reinforce the course content,” explained Anant Agarwal, CEO at edX.
This “must take” self-paced, free course has been running on edX.org since 2014.
The edX Prize nominated ten finalists in September.
As former winner @ArnoSmets is handing out the edx Prize 2018 to @UQxCourses #edxglobalforum pic.twitter.com/XAI9ckyxWe
— Willem van Valkenburg (@wfvanvalkenburg) November 16, 2018
HONG KONG WILL HOST THE 2019 GLOBAL FORUM
Another announcement made during the conference was that the 2019 Global Forum will be held at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), in South China.
Thanks to all of our partners who joined us in Boston for two wonderful days of discussions about transforming education and work. We’ll see you next year in Hong Kong for #edXGlobalForum 2019 at @HongKongPolyU!
— edX (@edXOnline) November 16, 2018