‘I’ll do it tomorrow’: How to start and keep going on an online course

Struggling to start and finish an online course? In this post we share some of our tips and tricks for completing online learning.

Some of the best things about online learning are also the reasons it’s hard to keep going: it’s often free, there’s no real pressure, you can learn at your own pace. Once you’re past the initial excitement of finding an online course procrastination sets in and soon you’re ignoring the reminder emails and telling yourself you’ll do it next weekend. 

So how do you get started and then keep going? Here are our tips. 

1. Make the time

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Don’t just say to yourself ‘Tuesday nights are learning nights’ – block out some time for learning in a tangible way. Set an event on your phone (with an alarm) or write it in a diary. Maybe tell friends and family the time, and get them to remind you. Having time that’s been properly set aside will help you learning feel like more of a commitment that you can’t skip. 

2. Try and stay focused

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If you find yourself on Facebook or Twitter every five minutes when you should be learning you’re not alone. It’s almost an unconscious behaviour for lots of us. But there are solutions. For instance apps like SelfControl allow you to specify a list of sites you can’t visit for a fixed amount of time. It’s also worth removing distractions around you like phones and unrelated paperwork (read more about creating a good environment for online learning). 

3. Know what you want to achieve

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Whether it’s knowing 100 words of Italian, being able to explain what a gene is, or knowing where to invest a spare £50 – having a goal that you can achieve thanks to your learning is a good motivator. Try and avoid vague goals, if you make it something more specific you’ll really feel you’ve made progress when you achieve it. Write it out somewhere nice and big, and have it in your eye-line – it’ll remind you of why you’re learning.

4. Get yourself the right tools

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Having something you’ve bought especially, like a nice notebook or pen, to help you learn might help you get excited about your learning. It doesn’t have to be a big thing or even something you’ve bought – it might be a well-organised file on your computer or a note-keeping app. Either way, have somewhere special where you can write notes and ideas down – that way you’ll feel excited about coming back. 

5. Try not to worry about the workload

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If you’re worrying about the amount you need to get through on a course learning becomes a chore. Try not to think about all the work you need to do. Often you can learn step by step online – you don’t need to spend two hours or write pages and pages of notes

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Comments (152)


  • Mariam Memon

    Thank you for the tips
    I like the tip if setting a time to learn which suits my lifestyle

  • Rosemene SAINT LOUIS

    Thank you a lot for the tips. Very useful

  • Irene Nachiro

    Thank you for the tips. At times we get too busy and get side tracked forgetting knowledge is power. Thank you for bringing me back on track. It was what I needed.

  • Terry Warren

    My main problem is that I can’t remember how to log on each time. The process is so complicated that I just give up. Could it not be reduced to one or two clicks?

  • Ian Searle

    Good tips, but not when the course feels inappropriate. “Make a Poem” was not what I hoped for. It offers a way of writing a kind of poetry which does not appeal at all. The poets whose work illustrates the course are incomprehensible to me, while the idea of constructing a poem from quotations from others’ writing seems to avoid original creativity in favour of plagiarism. I had hoped for technical help with metre and similar techniques. I’ll go on writing in my own style, using my own words. I have completed other FutureLearn courses, so this is not a matter of self-discipline.

  • Ms.Montiel

    Thank you for the tips to get back on my course. I appreciate your concern in my learning. Thank you, FutureLearn Team.

  • Ahmed Ahmadu

    Thank you, I’ll keep going very important tips.

  • Aishatu Abubakar

    Thank you will definitely try to go back on track.

  • Abelardo

    Para comprender y aprender las lecciones, en mi caso es problemático debido a que los PDF están en inglés y eso me lleva a un problema de aprendizaje. Mi lengua es el castellano.


  • Jeremiah

    I really would love to continue with the course but cause i dnt have the money to see the week 1 test its making it difficult.I will have the money definately by the end of the month or by end of 7weeks(duratiin of the course).

  • Adrienne Griffith Bourke

    Despite my best intentions I just found the timing was bad with Christmas and all the work involved in the celebrations I just never got started.

  • Susan

    Thank you, very grateful. End of year pressures. Will get back on track

  • Sophie Panayiotopoulou

    Thank you for your help.
    It was a personal family matter that kept me from the course.
    Hopefully I will be able to continue from today.

  • Sameera

    Thanks for helping us this points

  • Ruth

    Thanks for the prompt. I have not been able to afford the time this course deserves right now. I plan to get back to it after Christmas.

  • Vivian O

    Thanks well appreciated

  • Vivian okoo

    Thanks well appreciated


    Thank you so much for this prompt.

    It is exactly what I needed to read right now.

    I am also studying Nutrition and Wellness Coaching Online, so this course is a great compliment for my other course. I’m wondering how the certificate would benefit me?


  • Mwamba Mutale L.

    Thank you so much for the words of encouragement and wisdom. For me it was just the matter of finances that could not make it possible for me to either upgrade or buy unlimited benefits.
    Your programs are so nice which can also increase opportunities for employment. I really want to do a variety of courses but financially we are not performing so well to enable me upgrade for an exam for certification because I feel it will enable me find opportunities elsewhere.

    • Arthur

      Hello! Keep going! Even without the certificate, actually completing the course proves to yourself and others that you have what it takes to do it! Every course you do makes the next one a bit easier, and, hopefully you will soon be in a position to get the certificates you have worked so hard for!
      Good luck for the future! Arthur.

  • Doreen Barrett

    Thanks for this remarkable reminder and motivation. I have however, paid the upgrade fees and now have access to this course for 1 year.

    I do not, of course, intend to take a whole year to complete it but with payment, which I did since I have other things to which I must attend and needed more time, I have more time on hand. Isn’t that the case?

    Thanks in advance for your prompt response…

  • Adeniy Afolabi

    This wow! for me to get back from my knees and stay focused. Now, I’m ready to study like never before. Thanks for this motivational write up.

  • Frank Doyle

    I was informed a post of mine was taken down as it had broke some rule of conduct. When I enquired what was offensive so as I would not repeat it I got no reply, 3 queries.

  • Valerie R

    To my knowledge I have completed the course. The ‘Access your Understanding’ section was not accessible unless you were prepared to buy an Upgrade or Unlimited. I did not wish to do either.

  • Komolafe Abimbola

    Nice one.This motivational tips is great it will really help me to get back on track.

  • Lubna

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Kindly note that I was busy with work for the last couple of weeks, I have already upgraded my access last month, and I believe I have access for one year.
    If not please advise, anyway I am planning to finish the course within the coming two weeks.


  • Bruce farquhar

    Unfortunately my mother passed away and I have had a knee replacement so I have had other things to deal with, I am having great difficulty getting back to where I left off I need help to pick it up again

  • Godwin Ijogbe Okojie

    Good tips. Will keep these in mind. Great help

  • Andrew

    Nice one. Getting back after Thanksgiving

  • Jan Spencer

    Keep trying to download the relevant page to get me past that lesson, but the website won’t let me. So I leave it and try again…

  • Pam McLaren

    Yes I needed that – direction and inspiration. Thanks so much. Back to it today. Thanks so much for understanding how to motivate us.

  • Linda

    Thank you! I will get back to it after Thanksgiving. I appreciate the tools and encouragement!

  • Okosodo Francis

    So helpful and enough to get me back on track.

  • Aaron

    Currently am doing exams on BPH at university hopefully soon will join this shortly after 30th of this month

  • Aaron,

    So helpful and getting on track is one of my best strength.

    Thanks for sharing

  • Salihu Olayinka Tanimowo

    This motivational blog is wholesome. It helps in getting me back on track.

  • Ulla

    I´m struggeling with my homework (2.16). I have to edit the task, and than, i have to translate it into written english. This needs time. But thank you for reminding me.

  • Kurt Looser

    I have a very busy life, therefore I have upgraded to “unlimited”.

  • Claudia Intartaglia

    Dears, an environmental incident (originated by the sugar cane burning) has left the population without the Internet (for the damage to the wires). This is the reason for my delay in the course. I ask you to consider this situation. thank you very much. Claudia.

  • Ermelinda Tavares

    Really good advise for me.
    My main concern is organizing my time. So many things to do make me feel lost.
    Thanks a lot.



  • Jacob

    Thanks for these great tips. I really appreciate all the work that has gone into making these courses enjoyable and accessible for learners with diverse abilities. Unfortunately, I cannot continue at this time due to my financial situation. However, I’m looking to change that and hope I can eventually continue.

  • Joyce Batyten

    I’m not sure why I received this nudge because I have now completed four courses,and am about to embark on my fifth course with two more to start in December. I have not chosen to study to the higher levels as for the time being, this is an exercise in improving my general knowledge in subjects of interest. I studied for a degree as an adult and a OUBS_MBA in the past so I understand what is required to achieve what I want through study. Thank you.

  • Sheila Jones

    I was unable to see any of the videos. I reported this during the course but got no reply. I have done many Futurelearn courses and this problem did not happen before. This was the reason I abandoned the course.

  • Yayah Kamara

    Hi all.
    I’m presently engaged with another course.
    Caring for vulnerable children.
    We are in the second week and the course will last for 6 weeks.
    After completion I will join this course.
    Thanks for your patience

  • Anna s

    My problem is I signed up for too many courses and don’t even know how I did it. I thought I was just looking at the content.
    Another area is the access to Internet. And I mean no consistent connecntion.
    But I will do my best because I value time spend on the preparation of this material and would not want to watse anybody’s time. My apologies.

  • Edwell Mwaanga

    Thanks for the suggestions..very helpful indeed

  • Meline

    I enjoyed the course, but evidently I can’t “complete” unless I pay to upgrade.

  • Patricia Candler

    I was very interested in my course and shall return to it as soon as I can. I need to study some aspects very carefully and my poor standard of maths doesn’t help me to forge ahead.
    I feel that I DO know something about quantum computers and I look at items in the newspapers about them. I have learned some of the terminology and can talk about it a bit.

  • Lee Enry Erickson

    I enjoyed the course and thought I completed the course, but evidently I can’t “complete” unless I pay to upgrade.

  • Danny

    Sorry I booked in for two German courses at the same time. I will keep going with the post beginners instead of the intermediate.

  • Ngamo

    thank You for this.

  • Elaine Juzwick

    I really appreciate the course I’m taking, Irish 101, but for me, nothing takes the place of being a part of a real, live human learning community, with genuine real-time connections. The lag of time in response to on-line comments, or the lack of response to comments rather deflated the enthusiasm really quick; being responded to by robots doesn’t keep my interest either. I have degrees in anthropology and a Masters of Education; although I have enthusiasm for learning, I find it difficult to express and maintain in the online world.

  • Karen Saucier

    Thankyou for this blog I am having trouble with putting my coat of arms in the Clans coarse I know I will get help

  • Bill Turnbull

    Greetings from Malawi!
    Unfortunately I only go as far as the middle of week 3 of the “Understanding English Dictionaries” course when I left London and returned to Malawi. I had hoped to be able to continue but sadly I have fallen behind due to the workload here. Another problem is power cuts, though we are fortunate to have limited solar power.
    I would love to start again and also follow some of the culture related courses. We shall see.
    Many thanks for all the courses and encouragement.

  • Una Flett

    I’m enrolled in step 5 of Italian with Future Learn so am a bit surprised to get this email though they are all good ideas.

  • Lili

    Thanks for the support,I needed that.

  • Caroline

    I have enjoyed the course immensely! I simply cannot afford the Upgrades that Future Learn Offers, as much as i desire to do so. I will endeavor to continue with as many courses as possible, in the quest for Education and Understanding, Perhaps somewhere in there, i will find my niche. Then who knows where it will lead!
    Thank you Future Learn, and to All Educators who have made this possible for now,
    Warmest wishes!

  • aitkaci

    Thanks, Actually I have already studied this course many times before, that’s why I am late in tis subject.

  • Yasmin Rubio

    Thanks! The problem where I am (Venezuela) is power cuts, internet access, etc.

  • Ina

    I am sorry that I have been unable this week but I have started the school and I have been busy with my homework .It is a hard year because I am in the last year of highschool. However I think I will be able the days after. At least I will try.


    thanks for encouraging me to continue with the course. Although, I have been busy with some unexpected issues.

  • Maggie

    For last two weeks I am unable to access my course because of problems with my email. Course will not recognise me, tried changing my password, but without success, Would it be better to resign from course and start again with a new email or how do I remedy this please?. Any suggestions? I can read what is sent but not respond.

  • Nicole Debrosse

    Thank you for the advice and the motivation exploring English. Nevertheless, I explore a little bit Everyday. Then I work more and more now.

    Thank you very much again

  • Mireille

    Thank you! motivating! i appreciate the mail.

  • Liz

    I love Future Learn…to the extent of being diverted from Starting to write fiction in order to do Peterloo to Pankhurst! Just need more time!

  • kathryn p brown

    The jazz piano course was very interesting and useful – however, I could not continue once it involved recording and uploading to the sound cloud, as I do not use social media or internet facilities such as the sound cloud. I limit my use of the internet to email with known recipients. I appreciate that the nature of the course is “living music” which requires an element of performance and interaction amongst the participants. I wish all the course students well on their learning journey!

  • Catherine

    Thank you I was enjoying the course and life took my time and energy in other directions so ran out of time. The coinciding of a freak flood, family events and high demand crisis in work left me exhausted and shaken. My learning priorities were hijacked by the demands of circumstance. Ironic? Given the series of unexpected accidents coming together during a short 2 week course on resilience!

  • Sandra Spruce

    This is a brilliant course and I really really do want to complete it. However I am my husband’s main carer and it is a 24/7 role. He has been, and still is, quite sick. This means I have so little time to do anything. I thought it might be sensible to do it when it runs again. It is excellent, I cannot fault it in any way. Future Learn is an important part of my life. I am just in a predicament at the moment.

  • Niza

    This is an interesting course and I really enjoy it, unfortunately, I no longer have access to the internet service because my device is not of use due the accident.
    I will surely resume as soon as I get back on this.


  • meram

    This course is very important to me but i m to busy to do it, I con try to do my best thank you so much to help me to learning thanks again.

  • maria


  • Philip

    I don’t know what really keep me busy these days, but the course is very enjoyable and I like it. Such that sometimes my mind tell me something opposite so I always find my self at a pivot point ,feeling like failing to choose my good ways.

  • Helen

    I started on Jazz piano 1 but stopped after about 3 weeks as I just didn’t understand what the guy was trying to say. I think it was quite a high level for a level 1 course! I may try to get some lessons in jazz piano and then go back to it in a few years when I have some experience.

  • Lusine

    I am really very busy, but I need to keep and reading this course, this course is very important for my career. Thank you for opportunity.
    Sincerely yours,
    Lusine Gharibyan

  • Aliamante

    This tips of advice is surely to my life. Thank you! I should put them in to practice!

  • Maryam salman

    That very good advices i read it about learning online it gives me a very good motivator to learning and improving my skills . thanks a lot


    I am really very busy but I realy need to keep on reading the course as well

  • Yusra Jawad

    I am really interested in this course but due to my very busy schedule these days I’m unable to give time. I’ve also started another course so managing both has become really difficult.
    I’m hoping to be free after the 13th of August and then I’ll hopefully get back on track.


    I am currently in a very engaging activity that is running for very long hours but will be done by next week. I can’t wait to get back!

  • Patricia Farrell

    I could not complete as I was physically unable to read the information set out. The work was on green background and could not read. My skills is not at the level to know how to resolve.



  • Colin Ayres

    These are good points but the reason I cannot do the course us that it is dependent on video recording my lessons. I teach children and I will not be able to get parents’ permission gor this until mid-September, despite wanting an online course to focus on in the summer holdays.

  • sandra

    Good and usefull Tips and tricks. Thank you.

  • Karla Lawless

    Understanding Diversity and Inclusion – I have been doing this course for the last couple of weeks but, due to travel, lagging behind. It is an excellent course requiring a lot of time and input. As I will not finish it in the allocated time, I have been advised to put it on my Wishlist, which I have done…to start again when it runs in the future. Thank you.

  • Evandro Rosa Evandro Rosa de Araújo

    I love Jane Austen and the course is wonderful, I felt desmotivated about the test. In other courses I could answer the test but in it is not possible 😕

  • Lisa Pritchard

    I would like the courses to have an option to run at half the pace so that the typical commitment is only 1.5 hours per week rather than 3. Experience tells me that the courses are most enjoyable and effective if you are able to keep up with your peers and participate in the discussions as they happen. Having to commit to 3 hours per week is putting me off signing up to new courses at the moment on top of the other commitments in my life, but 1.5 hrs feels more manageable.

    • Chris

      Hi Lisa – that is a great idea – we are all so time poor (particularly parents) that anything that can be done to help encourage participation would be great. Hope FutureLearn is up for this option to be included!

  • Rosa Alicia Bolanos

    I would like have some news from Futurelearn. I finished my course. I have paid it and completed all modules and assessments. Therefore I request my certificate. It has not happened with my others courses. Please I forward to hearing from you. All the best.

  • Rosa Alicia Bolanos

    I am finished my course. I have not any news from Futurelearn. It never have happened in my others courses. I would like get my certificate. I hope someone answered and confirm my request. All the best.

  • Lemmy

    thank you soooo much!

  • Heather Sword

    Thanks for the reminder but I found the Spanish was way over my head, I have very little Spanish vocabulary and I could’t understand the after course comments from other students. I need a basic course not this one.

  • MAUniquepearl

    I appreciate the email. I have not being active due to unstable ill health. However, this reminder is motivating. Thanks.

  • Warda

    Thank you so much for such a good reminder and your ur good effort to make me getting back 😊

  • Julie Doshi

    Thank you for the alert. I am truly enjoying the course and want to finish it but an illness in the family has kept me busy. Will try to make up😊

    • Warda

      Hi Julie😊
      How is your family now? May they get well soon.

  • Thabitha

    Thanks for this wonderful tips………………..
    Apart from the distractions mentioned, as a professional held with several work priorities, official tours and also the responsibilities towards family, especially children.
    Will definitely take up the course and complete. This week I do not have much official priorities. Hopefully will be able to complete.

  • Andrew Sherlock

    Work!!! But only 7 more days to go then I can focus !!

    • Warda

      Hi Andrew,
      In which field are you working?

  • Martin Ssenyange

    Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, my mother was hospitalized in critical condition two days to the start of my course (How to Write a PhD Research Proposal). I was the only nearest son who had to take care of her for two weeks. I am glad she is now back to her home and much better. However, I had to catch up on work after her discharge from hospital which has taken me another week. I certainly would like to continue on with my course. I want to get myself into graduate school for a PhD soon. This was an opportunity I had certainly treasured.

  • KOSA Michelle

    Ne vous inquiétez pas de mon apparente irrégularité dans le cours : j’ai des obligations familiales qui m’empêchent d’y consacrer tout le temps que je voudrais. D’autre part je n’ai pas d’enjeu professionnel. Mais j’ai l’habitude d’aller au bout de mes projets, je l’ai expérimenté dans ma vie professionnelle (maîtrise de Sciences économiques, diplôme d’expertise comptable, diplômes universitaires de 3ème cycle en gestion fiscale, en gestion de patrimoine…) Je suis toujours autant passionnée par le sujet du cours et si j’ai besoin de temps, c’est que le sujet est dense, que les commentaires du professeur me demandent de la réflexion et que l’anglais ne m’est pas naturel, me demande du travail ce dont je suis ravie car je progresse. Je vais “upgrader” le cours pour pouvoir poursuivre à mon rythme et repasser les tests auxquels j’ai échoué une première fois. Ma méthode vous semble peu “orthodoxe”mais elle va me permettre d’aboutir. Merci pour votre sollicitude et soyez assurés de toute mon amitié.

  • Bob van Heukelom

    Thank you for your boost. Week 4 was quite complicated and the extra articles the teachers has given us to dig deeper in the chemistry of the invention of new medicines were very difficult for us. I still want to finish the course but at a slower pace. The course is fantastic and I have learned a lot so far, although the pronounciation of their English is sometimes chalenging.

  • Judith Newman

    Thank you for your reminder but as I have upgraded I intend to carry on at my own pace. I am in the middle of a family crisis caused by illness and hope to get back on track soon.

  • Ana Munoz

    Thanks for the reminder. I do want to finish the course, but I had to put it aside until I finish grading my students’ final exams. I will resume it as soon as I can. It is really interesting and I’m learning quite a lot.

    • Warda

      Hi Ana,
      Hope you are doing well. Ana are you a teacher?
      I also belong to this profession.

  • Irene Ong

    Thank you for this email and tips. It’s truly appreciated. I have had a family crisis and had to be away for an indefinite period just when I was starting on my course. Will pick up and try my best to catch up.

  • Peter Gumbo

    Thank you. I was out doing field visit so I could not keep pace with others. I think I will have to start where I ended if that is allowed to lag behind. I am really interested in the course.

  • Janeth Prieto

    Thank you for all your advises, and I will finish for sure, I love to learn new languages, the thing is I have a lot of responsibilities at home and work as well, and when I learn German is very very early in the mornings before I go to work, so there are some days in which I simply cannot get up so early, but I am working on it!!!!

  • Saadya

    Thanks for your help ,but I see that there is no hope, I have joined several courses in your web Icant getting better ,can’t find a job.I am alooser

  • Jacqueline Trinder-Da Costa

    I’ve gone off track as I’ve had a very sick grand daughter and the stress has taken over the ability to concentrate. Hopefully I can over come and get back on track before it’s too late.

  • Marion Alderson

    Sorry, I only need to finish the test at the end of the course. I want to get high marks so I have been working on the second course Introduction to Chinese Conversation so that I can better understand the pronunciation. I will finish as soon as I have the confidence to answer the questions

  • Marion

    I feel that I am coping very well with this course and am loving learning Chinese. Unfortunately, the other students do seem to be much more advanced than me and are using the discussions to write in characters. I am not able to read these for obvious reasons and I wonder how many of us beginners are being put off with not being able to read the texts in English.

  • Joseph KAMUZINZI

    I am sorry, I got some challenges that I am working on and hopefully in three weeks time I will be able to continue the course.

  • Soraya Morovati

    I am a procrastinator person. Unfortunately I do get stressed out.
    This time because of illness of my mother I had to spend lot of time in hospital and it was less time for myself.
    I am sorry not finishing on time but always appreciated your courses online and I think it’s wonderful that you give people opportunity to educate themselves and be better people for their families and the society. Thank you from bottom of my heart.

  • Lynn Mills

    Thank you for the motivation tips. I have had recurrent carer duties for a very poorly aunt, who has now, sadly, passed away. I will be trying to catch up on the course – ciao.

  • Narine

    Thank you for your attention and I’m sorry that I had to solution my other problem related health, and I had not enough time for course. But I hope I’ll learn the essential course . To achieve my goals.

  • david durow

    Sorry I have had to stop for despite eye clinic treatment efforts I have just lost the sight in one eye and informed. it will take several months for my good eye to adjust and see properly again. I wish the best of luck to fellow students with this course

  • Patricia Candler

    I upgraded, but didn’t take the tests because I was aware that I didn’t know my stuff!!! Not good at maths, it will be some time before I shall be worth a certificate. I am interested, and shall return probably after I’ve had my eye operation.

  • kavita

    thank you for motivating

  • Antonio dos Santos Carlos Pedro

    Well, it is a pleasure to make part of this dream team. I like to learn new things and FutureLearn is the option. Thanks for joining me back. Hugs.

  • mbayame

    I am very interested in online courses but unfortunately I have a very busy agenda. I found your advices very informative and I will try to apply them to continue the courses. Thanks

  • Amira Sghaier

    Thank you very much for these helpful pieces of advice. Also thank you for your attention and for keeping reminding me of the course.

  • Samuel

    Thanks for the write-ups. I really appreciate.

  • Jacqueline

    Thanks a lot. The post is quite useful. I will try to adjust to finish at least one of the courses. Even, the one I paid for, I have not been able to give it the needed attention.

  • ilham haddadi

    thx for caring about me.

  • Kaseke Freddy

    Hi. Thank you for waking me up. I would like to get a certificate at the end of each course. I’m demotivated because I do not have the money for certificates.

  • Gaby Chavez

    Thanks a lot for the advices! I really appreciate them!

  • Lamine CISSE

    Very interesting advices and think all these strategics are followable. Thank you very much I fond it good

  • Marie-Annick

    Thank you for sound advices.
    For the moment it looks like I am neglecting this computer learning.
    In fact I haven’t given up at all, but I am so very very busy with a huge moving and relocating, with alas, a big consecutive backache !
    As soon as possible I am back and pursue this interesting learning

  • Kristy H.

    I love Future Learn. It’s great to keep my mind sharp as I get older.
    I also love the idea of keeping a notepad or journal just for school purposes.

  • Dr mukund lal

    feel futurelearn is best online learning platform and very efficient and economical for learning.get a chance to attain reynoun university overseas and certify.at a glance futurelearn is best online learning sheltor and can be implement the knowledge in required field sustain and prove yourselve….

  • Feysal

    Thanks alot. You did all that you were suppose to be done

  • Pushpa Gamage

    Thanks Lily and Future Learn, providing this wonderful opportunity for learning new things, ideas and lot more. Even Though I couldn’t complete some courses fully, I learned and brushed my knowledge with those courses. I will be with you next year also and wish you very happy new year from Sri Lanka.

  • Judith Finney

    I’ve had a wonderful year with my Future learn courses; enjoyed every one. Am now trying to finish my latest before my next one begins mid-January. Thank you Future learn, I’m well and truly hooked.

  • Afor Paul

    Thanks Lily and Future learn. I feel deeply honored to be a part of the future learn family. Though I left some few courses uncompleted, am just so glad that I found future learn in 2018. My motivation is as fresh as ever. I believe I’ll achieve more with future learn this year. Am looking forward to an exciting, challenging and fulfilling year, 2019.

  • Carolyn E

    Thanks Lily for providing the opportunity to reply at this time of year. I appreciate the blend of courses that you curate and send to my inbox. Life is a series of projects. I intend to restart my lifelong learning with Futurelearn in the new year.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • William Starkey

    Best wishes too Lily and her team for making possible FutureLearn without which, the world would be a poorer place.
    Bill Starkey

  • Sue Chapman

    I have completed a good amount of Future Learn courses this year. The last at the end of November and so I thought I would give myself a break, until the new year when I will refreshed and ready to take another course. After all, learning new things is really good for the mind but so it s a break, so you don’t get over stretched.

    I look forward to learning something new in 2019 and found the study guide helpful. Half the battle is finding something which you are really interested in, so you can go the distance.

  • Silvia Saiquita

    Good tips!!! I enjoy online courses, I learned many useful things for my classes, and I want to thanks Futurelearn for everything.
    Merry Christmas!!!!

  • Billy Huft U

    Awesome and kind platform to expand all sorts of learning journeys ! Thanks a lot for this opportunity.
    Season greetings.
    Winter 2018

  • Betty Cheesman

    I have completed several Futurelearn courses this year and enjoyed every one of them. I followed the suggestions about learning. My course starts in January and I can’t wait, as a recent retiree Futurelearn has given me the structure and motivation I needed.

  • Karen Beckwith

    I’ve really enjoyed Futurelearn this year and follow all the learning tips suggested. What really helps though on a course is having a suggested reading list in week 1 so library books can be ordered and having a couple of mentors look through the comments and make suggestions each week. Some courses use PhD students to do this. YouTube links are also very popular and keep students motivated. Having a partner or friend to learn with also promotes off line discussion and keeps you focused.

  • S Mc Cormick

    I am often detoured/road-blocked by excessive comments. Then scrolling through really long threads, that are tangent to the discussion. I’ll click on “activity”, to get the most recent comments and find a few learners are 2 or more weeks ahead of everyone else. These conditions do not add to enjoyment in learning. Can Self-control app put a leash on runaway students, as well as pulling along the reluctant?

  • agnus

    I like online courses

  • Kadir

    When I fall behind on the course because of my university exams or etc, I do not fell like finishing the course anymore.I do leave the course and retake it when I can get to catch up with the current disscussion section on the course.


    I agree to continue following the next steps of Compassionate Care. I’m deprived apparently to enter easily.

  • Osman Abashar

    Its good advice

  • Mehwish

    Yes this is very good suggestion for us.

  • Matt J

    Find a space to learn in – your physical environment can have a huge impact in terms of distractions, comfort and productivity. Online learners are in their own space – treat it like your own campus; with the tools you need in your environment to learn.

  • Will Parker

    This is the same advice I gave to learners when teaching, the same advice I advised teachers to share when providing guidance to other teachers and the same advice I completely forget to apply myself when I am studying. It is excellent advice though.

  • Helen Houldcroft

    Thanks, very good advice. I will have to remember it.

  • Fwangjel Pantu Abafras

    This is an interesting tips for learning. I really appreciate it.