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New on FutureLearn: Unlimited, set your timezone, and FutureLearn for Business

It’s been a busy few months at FutureLearn. We’re always working on improving FutureLearn and in this blog post we’ll run through some of our latest work.

How can healthcare professionals improve the lives of women with PCOS?

In this post Rhonda Garad, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow in Knowledge Translation at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI), and lead educator on the course Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: An Evidence-based Approach, explores polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and asks: how can healthcare professionals improve the lives of women with PCOS?

Category: Learning, Healthcare

Five common myths and misconceptions about ADHD

In this post Dr Mark Kennedy, a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, discusses common myths and misconceptions about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Category: Learning, Healthcare

CEO update: Answering the questions about FutureLearn’s new investors

Simon Nelson, FutureLearn’s CEO, addresses your main questions surrounding the announcement that SEEK is joining The Open University as 50/50 shareholders in FutureLearn.

Category: FutureLearn news

FutureLearn announces SEEK as new 50/50 shareholders alongside The Open University

We’re delighted to announce a new shareholder today. SEEK, Australia’s top employment marketplace, is joining The Open University as 50/50 shareholders in FutureLearn.

Category: FutureLearn news

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