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OU launches first gender identity training course on FutureLearn

19 Oct 2018
The Open University is today launching its first ever online training course focusing specifically on gender identity, developed in partnership with not-for-profit community interest company Gendered Intelligence. The two-hour short course – Understanding Gender Identity – has been created to help organisations become more trans-inclusive and understanding, after it emerged that one in eight trans... more

Tara Ojo to speak at Bath Digital Festival

12 Oct 2018
Tara Ojo will be speaking at Bath Digital Festival All Dayer for Web Makers event taking place on 26th October. Bath Digital Festival introduces new ideas and new developments in inclusive workshops, lectures, and seminars scattered across the city. Bath Digital Festival was founded to showcase the pioneering technology being developed in and around the... more

New online course demystifies the inner workings of the NHS in England

08 Oct 2018
The King’s Fund, an independent charity working to improve health and care in England, has partnered with FutureLearn, the social learning platform, to offer an authoritative insight into the history and workings of the NHS. The announcement comes in the year that the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday. The structure of the NHS, how funding... more

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. The Bachelor of Arts Undergraduate degree will be a full-time, three year degree with the first semester starting February 25th 2019 and the second semester starting... more

More than 250 online courses give global students access to a UK higher education, as Study UK campaign gets third run

01 Oct 2018
The Study UK campaign has once again joined forces with social learning platform FutureLearn to bring the UK higher education experience to learners worldwide. From Monday 1 October 2018, students will be able to access more than 250 massive open online courses (MOOCs) from 35 UK universities. The campaign – ‘Study UK: Learn online with a UK university’ — is designed to showcase the diversity of a UK higher... more

Reactive Statement Regarding Investment in FutureLearn

01 Oct 2018
FutureLearn is a social learning platform delivering online courses from over 150 leading universities and cultural institutions across the globe. Since the launch of its first course in late 2013, over 8 million learners have registered with FutureLearn. In light of the strong demand from both learners and institutional partners, FutureLearn is planning a significant... more

Online learning bolsters chances of promotion, reveals new research

27 Sep 2018
New research reveals nearly three quarters (73%) of employers believe evidence of online learning is a valuable asset when considering the promotion of an existing employee Over two-thirds of employers believe a candidate’s ability to evidence taking an online course is a ‘differentiating factor’ when hiring mid-management and junior staff  An overwhelming 92% of employers... more

Learners worldwide invited to discover the iconic ‘Book of Kells’ through Trinity’s free online course

11 Sep 2018
New online course to explore the history of Ireland through one of the world’s most famous medieval manuscripts. Dublin September 11th, 2018 — A new, free, online course developed by Trinity College Dublin will allow learners worldwide to explore the history of Ireland through the remarkable Book of Kells — one of the world’s most... more

Mark Lester joins panel discussion at Education Innovation Conference

10 Sep 2018
Mark Lester is taking part in the panel discussion at the Education Innovation Conference, London on Monday 10th September. The panellists will discuss why universities work with commercial partners: partnerships and collaborations in HE, examples of innovative and effective partnerships, what contributes to a great partnership, etc. Education Innovation Conference, organised by King’s Online and... more

University of Reading to deliver British Council course for international students

29 Aug 2018
International students coming to study in the UK for the first time are to benefit from a unique new online course helping them prepare for university life. The British Council course was developed by the University of Reading’s Online Courses team, who have developed more than 20 public online courses on a variety of topics,... more