Dartmouth and IMT of France Share 2019 edX Prize

Petra Bonfert-Taylor and her IMT colleague won for their online C programming course.

Read the full story, posted by Thayer School of Engineering.

Professor of Engineering Petra Bonfert-Taylor and Rémi Sharrock from Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) of France were named winners of the 2019 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning. The pair were chosen from among 10 finalists from across the globe for their Professional Certificate program in C Programming with Linux, which launched in 2018 on the edX platform. The course will be offered again in March 2020.

Dartmouth and IMT were the first members of the edX Consortium to offer a joint edX.org Professional Certificate—a series of courses designed by industry leaders and top universities to build and enhance critical professional skills needed to succeed in today's most in-demand fields. The two professors and their team spent a full year intensively working on the design of the learning sequences, production, and development. To date, the program has logged over 170,000 enrollments in the seven courses of the series.

"Dartmouth could not be prouder of Professor Bonfert-Taylor and her colleague at IMT for developing this edX program, which is open and accessible to the entire globe," said Alexis Abramson, dean of Thayer School of Engineering. "The innovative learning tools developed for this course remove common barriers, allowing learners to begin coding in minutes."