FutureLearn is a digital education platform founded in December 2012. It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform, and as of January 2017 included 109 UK and international partners and—unlike similar platforms—includes non-university partners such as: the British Museum, European Space Agency, the British Council, UCAS, UNESCO, Cancer Research UK, the National Film and Telev...

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  • First held in 2010, the day coincides with William Shakespeare’s birthday and celebrates English as one of six official UN languages. To mark the occasion, we spoke to IELTS expert Chris Cavey about how the British Council’s online IELTS course helped 2.2 million students learn English last year, enabling them to live, work or study... The post Happy English Language Day from FutureLearn! appeared...

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  • Ang Davies, senior lecturer in clinical bioinformatics and genomics at the University of Manchester looks at the pros and cons of the University of Manchester’s recent clinical bioinformatics MOOC. Originally appeared in Times Higher Education.  Genomics, the study of people’s genetic make-up, is revolutionising healthcare. Expanding far beyond the field of clinical genetics, it is now being... Th...

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  • Edtech firm FutureLearn has celebrated its fifth anniversary with an evening celebration in London’s Houses of Parliament. Hosted along with Open University, the firm’s parent organisation, the event was attended by members of Parliament from both major parties, along with stakeholders from the edtech and HE spheres. The post FutureLearn turns five, announces new PG degrees appeared first on Futur...

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  • A short blogpost on the subject of what MOOC learners like and dislike, originally published on Evalu-ate Written by Kerrie Douglas, Assistant Professor and Gaurav Nanda, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Purdue University  Massive open online course (MOOC) learners vary widely in background and learning objectives. MOOCs are still trying to understand their learners better and provide... The post ...

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  • A short summary of the work in progress paper ‘What are the expectations of disabled learners when participating in a MOOC?’ which was presented at L@S: Fourth Annual ACM Conference on Learning at Scale By Francisco Iniesto, PhD research student, Open World Learning, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University MOOCs are making low cost learning opportunities... The post What are the e...

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  • What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the strengthening of data protection in the European Union (EU) – comes into effect on 25 May 2018. The regulation will apply to all companies located in the EU or processing the personal data of any individual residing in the EU. How will it affect... The post How FutureLearn is preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDP...

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  • A research-based insight into FutureLearners. Part 4: The ‘Leisure’ archetypes. By Tracey Walker, User Experience Researcher at FutureLearn In part one, Tracey explained how the research and data team at FutureLearn set out to understand more about our learners. You can read more about this in Part 1: what we did and why. In part... The post Who are our Learners? Part 4: The ‘Leisure’ archetypes a...

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  • A snapshot of research into what we know about how FutureLearners learn. By Matt Jenner SFHEA, Learning Developer at FutureLearn Our purpose, at FutureLearn, is to help everyone fulfil their potential in a changing world, by transforming access to education. Rightfully, we’re not alone, but bold statements need to give evidence of their impact. Our... The post Are learners learning? (and how do we...

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  • A research-based insight into FutureLearners. Part 3: The ‘Personal Life’ archetypes. By Tracey Walker, User Experience Researcher at FutureLearn In part one, Tracey explained how the research and data team at FutureLearn set out to understand more about our learners. You can read more about this in Part 1: what we did and why? In... The post Who are our learners: Part 3: The ‘Personal Life’ arche...

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  • Top 10 insights about how to make great online courses – based on course evaluation. By Reka Budai, Strategy & Insights Analyst at FutureLearn At FutureLearn, we take great pride in having high quality courses from reputable institutions and educators. When asked recently in our Net Promoter Score (NPS) survey, 91% of learners said that the... The post Making great online courses: 10 insights appe...

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  • A research-based insight into FutureLearners. Part 2: The ‘Work and Study’ archetypes. By Tracey Walker, User Experience Researcher at FutureLearn In part one, Tracey explained how, last year, the research and data teams set about some foundational research to understand who our learners really are. We wanted to understand their motivations, their personalities and characteristics,... The post Who...

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  • A short summary of the research paper ‘Development and impact of a MOOC for antimicrobial stewardship’ which appeared in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Written by Sally Bradley, E-Learning Manager, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy The University of Dundee and the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) developed a course called Antimicrobial Stewardship: Manag...

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  • A research-based insight into FutureLearners. Part 1: What we did and why. By Tracey Walker, User Experience Researcher at FutureLearn After 4 years, thousands of courses, and millions of learners, it seemed a good time to investigate who are learners really are and get to know them better.   At the beginning, we assumed that... The post Who are our Learners? Part 1: What we did and why appeared f...

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  • Massive Online Open Courses as a Generative Source for Historical Research By Dr Silvia Gallagher and Dr Ciaran Wallace from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin One of the most interesting things we’ve learned from running MOOCs is not just how to teach in these huge online classrooms, but also, what we can learn... The post  A Far Cry from School History appeared first on FutureLearn...

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  • By Mike Sharples, formerly Lead Academic at FutureLearn  FutureLearn has been designed to support a pedagogy of social learning. This booklet sets out to explain why we chose this approach, and what it means for the way we create our courses and how people learn on the FutureLearn platform. Download the FutureLearn pedagogy white paper booklet to... The post The Pedagogy of FutureLearn: How our le...

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  • Depending on how you view it, transitioning from your current role into a project manager can either be a small step or a giant leap. For some, the move can be daunting despite its rewards, for others it’s a significant but achievable goal that affords numerous opportunities to further your career. The post How to get ahead as a…project manager appeared first on FutureLearn.

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  • In the first of a new series about taking on new roles we look at key leadership qualities and traits and how you can become a great leader. The post Become a leader appeared first on FutureLearn.

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  • Too strapped for time – and funds – to pursue a much desired course in a regular college? No worries, some top notch universities including Harvard and Stanford are offering courses online. And best of all, many of them are free, discovers Mike Peake The post Boost your brain… at home appeared first on FutureLearn.

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  • Ahead of World's Autism Day tomorrow, in this post Mark Brosnan from the University of Bath discusses some of the challenges and solutions for parents and carers of autistic people, and shares more about the course Smart-ASD: Matching Autistic People with Technology Resources. The post How can we improve support for autistic people? appeared first on FutureLearn.

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