In this post Simon Pearson, Head of Consumer Products, shares our product roadmap (our rough plan of what we’re working on next at FutureLearn).
We are always speaking to you, our learners, to find out what you enjoy about FutureLearn, and how we can improve the experience for you. We do this through, for example, one-on-one research, surveys, and our community team.
From the day we opened our first courses in October 2013, you’ve been sharing your ideas for new features and improvements – and we are always listening. Our teams choose what to do next based on how well these ideas fit with our mission. You can find out more about how this works in this post by my colleague Laura.
But starting today, we’re giving you more detail about our upcoming plans by sharing our product roadmap with you and sharing regular updates on how we’re doing in regards to it. Our roadmap describes the sorts of things that we’ve done recently, that we’re actively working on or that we plan to do in the future.
There are two things worth remembering about this roadmap:
- It’s an indication of what changes and improvements we might make. It is not fixed in stone; rather it changes all the time as we learn about what’s working and what we and our learners need.
- It doesn’t contain everything we’re working on – we do a lot of work behind the scenes, e.g. to help our educators make courses more easily – but it does indicate the sorts of changes you might see soon.
How can you help with the FutureLearn roadmap?
The reason we’re making this roadmap public is because we want your input! So, we would love it if you could take a few moments to have a look, vote up the things you’d like to see sooner, and perhaps contribute to the discussion. This will help us to consider whether we might reprioritise what’s there, to make your learning experience at FutureLearn even better.