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Foreign Office to publish training course online for first time so public can learn art of diplomacy

07 Jan 2019
For centuries, the skills of British diplomats have been the envy of the world, with discussions about their strategies and tactics taking place behind closed doors. But now the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will for the first time publish its training course online so that any member of the public can learn the art... read article

In its 50th year @OpenUniversity launches first paid postgrad course on FutureLearn

02 Jan 2019
The Open University (OU) launches its first paid postgraduate course on its online social learning platform FutureLearn in its 50th anniversary year, paving the way for similar moves to come. read article

Digital transformation in education: The FutureLearn view

02 Jan 2019
In this piece, Nigel Smith of The Open University-owned FutureLearn, reflects on the digital transformation in education over the past six years since MOOCs (massive open online courses) first burst onto the scene. read article

FutureLearn’s 2018: Year in Review

17 Dec 2018
The total number of learners on FutureLearn’s platform grew to 8.7 million in 2018, up from 7.1 million in 2017. read article

FutureLearn partners with Google

04 Dec 2018
FutureLearn, the online delivery subsidiary of The Open University, has expanded both its global reach and its partnership network by launching a course on the Google Digital Garage. read article

English and Australian universities team up to offer fully online degree

19 Nov 2018
Coventry and Deakin are using the educational platform, FutureLearn, to present a postgraduate degree in Entrepreneurship. read article

UK and Australian universities launch ‘co-created’ online degree

08 Nov 2018
Two universities on opposite sides of the world have launched a co-created online postgraduate degree. read article

Online learning bolsters chances of promotion, reveals new research

17 Oct 2018
FutureLearn, the online social learning platform owned by The Open University, has today published new research revealing that employees’ chances of promotion and securing a new role are enhanced by taking an online course. read article

Online learning is a friend, not a foe, of traditional education

13 Oct 2018
Online learning platforms can provide the future workforce with necessary upskilling that will complement traditional higher education degrees, argues Stephen Somerville read article

Don’t mention the ‘M’ word: Moocs get a rebrand

05 Oct 2018
FutureLearn phases out acronym for massive open online courses as internet learning evolves read article