Announced on 22 November at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia, the award-winning courses for mobility professionals, executives and city officials cover belonging and inclusive citizen engagement in urban development. A third course on inclusive mobility for an ageing population, which was developed in partnership with EIT Urban Mobility, received platinum recognition.
Since launching twelve months ago, the courses have attracted hundreds of learners from around the world including in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan and the USA.
Learners describe the free online learning courses as “inspiring” with “useful resources and tools.”
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.
The winning courses were developed in collaboration with RMIT Europe's build partner Reality Learning.
The course Building belonging in a globalised and mobile world (3 weeks, 2 hours a week) was awarded Diamond for Best Online Learning (Industry Specific). Led by Professor Anna Hickey-Moody with Marissa Willcox, the course helps learners explore how building belonging is an integral step in creating healthy neighbourhoods and revitalising a sense of community connection.
The course Fostering inclusive citizen engagement in urban development (3 weeks, 2 hours a week) was awarded Diamond for Best Free eLearning Resource (Industry Specific). Led by Dr Sarah Sinclair with Alexia Maddox, the course takes learners through approaches to citizen engagement in urban development to achieve transformational societal goals.
The course Inclusive Mobility for an Ageing Population (5 weeks, 2 hours a week) was awarded Platinum for Best eLearning Project (Industry Specific). Led by Professor Marta Fernandez and Professor Carey Curtis, the course helps learners prepare cities to meet the needs of an ageing population while remaining inclusive and equitable.