Three Professors from Queensland University Awarded with the 2018 edX Prize

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 since 2014.

The edX Prize nominated ten finalists in September.




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.