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Re-imagine Education Award for Centre Director Peter Corke

Professor Peter Corke was awarded a Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Award 2015 for Reimagining Robotics Education. There were well over 500 completed and excellent projects received. The award is considered one of the Oscars of Education and Innovation.

Peter won first place in the Engineering and IT category for driving robotics education accessibility his innovative teaching, curriculum, resources and global leadership in the field, and second place in Teaching Delivery category, which recognised the best approach resulting in outstanding student satisfaction and/or enhanced learning outcome.

Leading a team of 12 tutors, education and media professionals, he created a unique approach to undergraduate curriculum at QUT and world-wide.

He developed the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for QUT, including Introduction to Robotics and Robotic Vision, which collectively attracted more than 21 000 participants to the first classes launched in early 2015.

Complex subject matter is made accessible to a diverse range of learners and aspiring undergraduate and doctoral students and learners from all levels and disciplines to engage with robotics.

Learners directly benefit from his open-source software used world-wide; his textbook Robotics, Vision & Control (2011), downloaded electronically more than 150,000 times; 25 years of leading edge industrial research and development experience; strong scientific credentials, and global leadership in the robotics field.

His MATLAB, YouTube, Facebook communities also leverage digital opportunities for formal and informal students of robotics education globally.

The Wharton Reimagine awards for innovative higher education pedagogies enhancing learning and employability is an international competition open to both higher education institutions and enterprises that cater to higher education.

Posted December 15, 2015

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