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FutureLearn launches fully online BA

05 Oct 2018
FutureLearn, the online learning platform attached to the British Open University, has launched its first undergraduate full degree program, in partnership with the University of Newcastle, Australia. read article

FutureLearn and University of Newcastle Australia partner to deliver online arts degree

03 Oct 2018
FutureLearn, the social learning platform, and The University of Newcastle, Australia, today announced a partnership that will deliver an online undergraduate degree via the FutureLearn platform early next year. read article

Online learning bolsters chances of promotion

27 Sep 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

2018 PIEoneer Award winners revealed at London gala

10 Sep 2018
IES Abroad’s Dr Mary M. Dwyer headlined the winners of the second annual PIEoneer Awards, celebrating global achievement in international education at 8 Northumberland Avenue in the centre of London on 7 September. read article

5 tips for historical research: from uncovering local history to plotting your family tree

05 Sep 2018
Whether you’re tracing your family tree, writing a historical novel or book, or taking on a personal research project to uncover an unfamiliar historical idea or period, you will need to conduct some research to further your knowledge and understanding. Here, Dean Blackburn, a lecturer in modern history at the University of Nottingham, offers some... read article

Embedding edtech in your teaching practice

04 Sep 2018
Nigel Smith, MD of Courses and Learning at FutureLearn, explains how teachers can bring online learning into the classroom read article

The Security Institute’s View

29 Aug 2018
‘What makes the modern security professional?’ As Tony O’Brien observes, the right combination of the security mindset, hard skills, soft skills, technical skills, self-awareness and adaptability is almost impossible to define. Today, and increasingly so, it’s all about an individual who is just as comfortable in the cyber world as they are in the physical... read article

How to get a degree without going to university – and other life routes

12 Aug 2018
Not interested in traditional campus life? Apprenticeships, colleges and private institutions provide alternatives read article

Can technology change teaching?

07 Aug 2018
Nicola Yeeles explores the effects of technology use across universities and asks whether they are driving true change read article

How technology is helping to educate Syrian refugees

03 Aug 2018
Fiona Reay, head of Client Services at FutureLearn, recently travelled to Lebanon to see the impact of technology at schools educating Syrian refugees as part of the Partnership for Digital Learning and Increased Access project, which has five years’ funding through the Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform initiative. Here, Reay discusses what she learned during... read article