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The European MOOC Consortium (EMC) launches a Common Microcredential Framework (CMF) to create portable credentials for lifelong learners

30 Apr 2019
At the EADTU-EU Summit 2019, Brussels, the EMC launched a Common Microcredential Framework (CMF) with its founding platform partners including FutureLearn, France Université Numérique (FUN), OpenupEd, Miríadax, and  EduOpen. The move comes in response to demand from learners to develop new knowledge, skills and competencies from shorter, recognised and quality-assured courses, which can also be... more

The Open University secures £50M investment in social learning platform FutureLearn

29 Apr 2019
SEEK Group investment takes FutureLearn from start-up to a £100m value company in just six years LONDON, UK, 29 APRIL 2019: SEEK Group (ASX: SEK) will invest £50m to become a joint, 50% owner of The Open University’s FutureLearn social learning platform, it was announced today in a deal thought to be the largest ever private-sector EdTech investment... more

Pioneering new international training launched to help support unaccompanied and separated children

12 Apr 2019
Sixteen leading international humanitarian agencies and children’s rights organisations have joined together to offer a new online course dedicated to responding to the needs and rights of unaccompanied and separated children. Launching today (Friday 12 April) for learners to register on the FutureLearn platform, Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children –... more

FutureLearn offers new Unlimited model in response to learner demand

19 Mar 2019
  New pricing model gives learners unlimited access to FutureLearn courses on its upgrade model Unlimited launched in answer to extensive survey revealing over 70% of learners intend to start three or more short online courses in the next year Unlimited follows FutureLearn research indicating that evidence of continuous learning is one of the top... more

Teaching assistants to benefit from free online courses

12 Mar 2019
Teaching assistants will benefit from two free online courses developed by a leading expert in education from the University of Reading and online social learning platform, FutureLearn. The new courses developed for primary and secondary school workers will provide material and guided discussions over four weeks to help teaching assistants and support workers to work... more

Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship launches online course on ‘Impact Investing’ in association with Asha Impact

07 Mar 2019
Focused on facilitating better accessibility of higher education,  the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship (JSiE), a leading social impact centre at O.P. Jindal Global University on Thursday announced its online course on “Impact Investing”. The online course is being rolled out in collaboration with Asha Impact, one of India’s leading impact funds and... more

FutureLearn to deliver digital skills programmes as part of multi-million pound Institute of Coding initiative

22 Feb 2019
FutureLearn, the online social learning platform committed to transforming access to education on a global scale, will deliver digital skills courses from the University of Leeds, University of Lancaster, Goldsmiths and the Creative Computing Institute at the University of Arts London (UAL), as part of the multi-million pound Institute of Coding (IoC) initiative. The IoC,... more

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