RMIT Europe and EIT Urban Mobility online courses take home LearnX Awards

RMIT Europe and EIT Urban Mobility online courses take home LearnX Awards

Online courses developed by RMIT Europe in partnership with EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, the EIT Community and the New European Bauhaus have been awarded Best eLearning Project and Best eLearning Design in the 2022 LearnX Awards. 

The LearnX Awards is an annual event run by the LearnX Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation promoting innovative workforce learning and supporting technologies.  

The global annual awards program recognises innovation, new practices and technologies that drive and support talent development across corporate, government, education, non-profit and community service sectors. 

Urban Mobility for Liveability – a free five-week online course for urban planning professionals and city officials, led by RMIT academics Andrew Butt and Melanie Davern – received the Platinum Award for both Best eLearning Project and Best eLearning Project for Industry.  

Bringing Urban Nature into the Cities of Tomorrow – a free two-week online course for urban planning professionals and city officials aligned to the principles of the New European Bauhaus, led by RMIT academics Sarah Bekessy and Holly Kirk – received the Diamond Award for both Best eLearning Design and Best eLearning Design for Industry. 

RMIT Europe Executive Director Marta Fernandez said the accolade is testament to the University’s commitment to active, authentic and applied learning on relevant and global topics – with sustainability being one of RMIT's key priorities.  

"The world is undergoing a surge of urban population growth, with more than half of all people now living in towns and cities," she said.  

"With few exceptions, cities are expected to become bigger and more numerous, and as urbanisation accelerates, cities around the world are facing challenges to maintain basic liveability. 

"This award recognises our efforts and impact in contributing to a global community of professional and city officials equipped to shape the cities of tomorrow," Fernandez said. 

EIT Urban Mobility CEO Maria Tsavachidis said the award is a signal to the cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary, cross-organisational learning experiences, developed by its Academy.  

“We’re all about helping mobility professionals, executives and city officials develop their skills and improve their knowledge when it comes to making cities more liveable and sustainable,” she said. 

“We’re very pleased to have partners such as RMIT Europe work with us to create relevant, trustworthy, and impact-oriented courses, methodologies, and learning communities.” 

The award-winning courses are part of a suite of RMIT Europe, EIT Urban Mobility, EIT Community and New European Bauhaus online learning offerings hosted on FutureLearn, which include: 

Karen Matthews

30 November 2022


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  • Urban Design
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