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Free online course created to help better understand and prevent suicide

07 Feb 2019
A new, free online course has been developed to allow healthcare professionals, and those working with at-risk or vulnerable individuals, to gain a better understanding of suicide and ways to prevent it. It is estimated that approximately every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world, which equates to over 800,000 people... more

New online degree marks start of innovative partnership to transform digital learning

30 Jan 2019
FutureLearn, the online social learning platform owned by The Open University, has partnered with Anglia Ruskin as the University continues to deliver on ambitions to become a digital leader in education. The first Anglia Ruskin University course on FutureLearn, a MSc in Project Management, launches in May 2019 with subsequent runs in September 2019 and... more

FutureLearn offers new online course with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to promote sustainable health behavior change using The Monday Campaigns

15 Jan 2019
Online social learning platform FutureLearn is offering a new online course educating practitioners in The Monday Campaigns, a non-profit public health initiative that encourages individuals and organisations to commit to healthy behaviors that can reduce the incidence of preventable diseases. The online course has been developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.... more

FutureLearn and The Open University team up with Foreign and Commonwealth Office to Explore Diplomacy in 21st Century

07 Jan 2019
FutureLearn, the leading online social learning platform in Europe, has teamed up with owner The Open University (OU) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to provide a new free course exploring diplomacy in the 21st century. Diplomacy in the 21st Century has been developed by the Diplomatic Academy of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth... more

FutureLearn partners with Public Health England to make global health education more easily available to an international audience

13 Dec 2018
FutureLearn, the online social learning platform committed to transforming access to education on a global scale, will work with Public Health England (PHE) to coordinate online educational opportunities for an international audience to learn about global health protection. The new partnership, announced at the Genesis 2018 conference today, will combine PHE’s recognised expertise in global health protection... more

FutureLearn Partners with Amnesty International on 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10 Dec 2018
FutureLearn, the online social learning platform owned by The Open University, is partnering with the world’s leading human rights organisation, Amnesty International, to provide a free online course introducing learners to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The announcement of the partnership and co-created online course, Defending Dignity: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights,... more

FutureLearn and The Open University partner with Google to help build the workforce of the future

04 Dec 2018
The Open University accredits Google’s Digital Marketing Certificate FutureLearn, the online social learning platform committed to transforming access to education on a global scale, and its owner The Open University (OU), has partnered with Google to launch a bite-sized ‘Effective networking’ course on Google Digital Garage. The launch of the course reflects a shared commitment... more

£78m government funding for world-leading computing education: FutureLearn plays a role in online delivery

08 Nov 2018
The Department for Education yesterday announced £78 million in government funding to make sure every child in every school in England has access to a world-leading computing education. The Raspberry Pi Foundation, STEM Learning and the British Computer Society, will establish a new National Centre for Computing Education, and deliver a comprehensive programme of support... more

One degree-two universities: Deakin and Coventry use global platform to boost student success

08 Nov 2018
Two universities from different parts of the globe are set to offer a wholly-online, co-created degree.  Deakin University (Australia) and Coventry University (UK) have partnered to offer a new postgraduate degree in Entrepreneurship, allowing digitally connected students from around the world to engage in a rich learning experience – learning with the world without leaving... more

Tara Ojo to speak at Codemotion Berlin conference

06 Nov 2018
Tara Ojo will be speaking at the Codemotion conference taking place at the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin on 20th & 21st November. Codemotion is one of the leading tech conferences in EMEA for software developers and IT professionals. Codemotion Berlin will bring together 60+ international renowned speakers, hundreds of tech leaders, business owners and leading tech companies... more