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Education Award for Arno Smets

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Arno Smets, one of TU Delft’s first MOOC makers, received a prestigious international award today at the edX Global Forum 2016 in Paris as best MOOC teacher: the edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions to Online Teaching and Learning. It was the first time this prize was awarded. From 850 MOOC teachers and 11 nominees Arno was chosen as number one.

EdX CEO and MIT professor Anant Argawal: “Arno’s MOOC on Solar Energy is extensive and challenging, while at the same time developed for students of all levels. The course provides an important contribution to a more sustainable world and has already reached 150.000 learners. This shows his dedication, and also Edx’s, to make education accessible to all”.

TU Delft is very proud of Arno’s accomplishment and those of his colleagues. Their research and education in Photovoltaics (PV) had already given TU Delft an excellent reputation in this field, and through this MOOC this knowledge is now accessible to a worldwide audience. And most of all, Arno is a super enthusiastic and fantastic teacher. Want to see for yourself why Arno won? Check this: MOOC Solar Energy.

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