MEDEA Awards 2021

Beer: the Science of Brewing from KU Leuven and VIB wins MEDEA Awards 2021

Karin Voordeckers from KU Leuven represented the team who submitted the winning entry of this year's MEDEA awards during the awards ceremony which took place online on Thursday 18 November 2021 as part of the Media and Learning Association's Autumn online conference. This very popular edX MOOC entitled Beer: the Science of Brewing, produced by KU Leuven and VIB uses a variety of different media-based formats to create a highly engaging online learning resource. The winner was announced by Lalynn Wadera, Deputy Mayor and Alderman with responsibility for Education in Leuven.

Karin Voordeckers from KU Leuven receives the 2021 MEDEA Award for the MOOC

This year's Special Jury Prize went to CRAB Project – Bullying in Nursing Scenario Videos submitted by UBS studios at the University of British Columbia, Canada. The Audience Favourite Prize went to Dental Prosthesis Simulator submitted by KU Leuven, Belgium. Four other entries participated as finalists in the 2021 awards ceremony (in alphabetical order):


  • How to Cope with Religious Conflicts – Insights from History submitted by University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Interactive course on Computer-aided geometric design submitted by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Transfert des connaissances submitted by Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Vielfalt Pflegen submitted by Zentrum Überleben, Germany

Congratulations to all our finalists and thanks to everyone who took part in this year's MEDEA Awards including our dedicated team of judges and all those who submitted entries. A recording of the awards ceremony will be available on the Media and Learning Association's Autumn online conference site shortly.

The MEDEA Awards 2022 will be launched in December 2021, the closing date for entry to the 2022 Awards will be on 17 March 2022, stay tuned for more information soon!

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