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How to futureproof your career in your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond – and why a degree isn’t the answer

03 Jan 2020
It’s that time of year again. Ucas applications deadline. There are more and more students, acquiring more and more degrees, and more and more debt. read article

The Institute of Coding enrols 32,000 learners onto digital courses

17 Dec 2019
At the start of January 2019, the IoC, a digital skills consortium of 35 universities and more than 100 employers, had enrolled 5,000 learners onto 35 IoC-created courses. Twelve months later, a further 27,000 learners have enrolled on more than 100 IoC-created courses. read article

FutureLearn’s 2019: Year in Review

08 Dec 2019
In 2019, FutureLearn received £50M ($65M) in funding and launched Unlimited, an annual subscription for its entire catalog. The total number of learners on FutureLearn’s platform grew to over 10 million, up from 8.7 million in 2018. read article

University launches online nutritional psychiatry course

03 Dec 2019
Australia’s Deakin University has launched a free course in nutritional psychiatry on social learning platform FutureLearn.com. The course; ‘Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition’, offers an approach to mental wellbeing, through a good diet. read article

This Paris fashion school has launched its first online fashion course (and it’s free)

19 Nov 2019
For many years, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) has been offering online courses in the form of videos, podcasts and texts to read, used by everyone to access training faster covering all fields, from history to sociologoy, literautre to mathematics, journalism to cooking. read article

FutureLearn Signs Up Ten Million Learners

14 Nov 2019
In December 2012, eleven British universities joined with the Open University to launch a British-based MOOC provider: FutureLearn. The first courses, from 23 founding universities, appeared in October 2013. read article

Leiden University Expands its MOOC Portfolio with FutureLearn

12 Nov 2019
Founded in 1575, Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. Today, the university is at the forefront of online education in Europe, and has been delivering MOOCs to a global audience since 2013 read article

The way we work: Lifelong learning in the talent economy

12 Nov 2019
One of the biggest changes in this new world is the role of new technologies is making it easier for people to learn and work from anywhere in the world – challenging all our assumptions about what the workplace, and the education space, should look like. read article

Three ways EdTech will benefit this century’s learners

18 Oct 2019
Felicity Parsisson, Learning Designer at FutureLearn, explains three ways in which EdTech will benefit this century’s learners. read article

HE students across the world invited to 300+ UK online courses

02 Oct 2019
35 UK institutions are participating in Study UK’s ‘Learn online with a UK university’ campaign read article