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What did the word ‘Sharia’ mean in seventh century Arabia?

In this post Dr David Warren, academic at the University of Edinburgh and educator on the course The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction, discusses different meanings of the term ‘Sharia’.

Category: Learning

Five benefits of being an Unlimited learner

In this post, we’re excited to share Unlimited, the newest way to learn on FutureLearn. Read on to find out how becoming an Unlimited learner will transform your life.

What is money?

In this post Professor Nicky Marsh, English professor at the University of Southampton and educator on a new course Understanding Money, explores the history of money and asks: do we really understand it?

Category: Learning

What can communities do to help themselves?

In this post Diana Laurillard, professor at UCL and educator on the course Community Based Research: Getting Started, explains why community based research is vital for helping displaced communities.

Category: Learning

Creating a good environment for completing online learning

In this post find tips and tricks for creating a productive working environment, so you can stick with your online learning.

Category: Learning

How to keep up your learning over the holidays

In this post find out how to fit your learning in around holiday celebrations with some tips and tricks for learning in December and January.

Category: Learning

Famous fictional examples of classical management styles

What makes a manager? In this post we look at a few fictional examples of classical management styles.

Category: Business

Top tips for learning at work

Learning at work is important for all sorts of reasons. In this post we look at a few, and share our tips for getting learning done in the workplace.

Category: Learning

The biggest healthcare questions of the 21st century

In this post we consider some of the biggest questions faced by healthcare today, including epidemics, obesity and health technology.

Category: Healthcare