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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

Lancaster Castle and Northern English History: the View from the Stronghold

28 Aug 2018
The fascinating and varied history of Lancaster Castle ranging from its darker days as a medieval stronghold through to life as a Category C prison is captured in an exciting new course that’s open to all. Once a holding jail for the famous Lancashire Witches, the Castle, which now has a bright future as an... more

Trilingual global online course on copyright history from CISAC and FutureLearn starts September 17th

14 Aug 2018
Spanish and Portuguese learners encouraged to register today for the third and final runs of “Exploring Copyright”. Paris, August 14th, 2018 – What is the difference between authors’ rights and copyright? How did copyright come to exist and evolve over time for creators? How did copyright spread throughout the world? What laws and treaties support it?... more

Humanists UK’s new online course on humanism is a massive success

19 Jul 2018
Earlier this year, Humanists UK launched the world’s first massive open online course (MOOC) on humanism: Introducing humanism: non-religious approaches to life. The response has been phenomenal. Over 10,000 people from 120 different countries signed up for the course on the FutureLearn social-learning platform, and nine out of ten learners said they enjoyed the course... more

Trinity College Dublin Launches New Free Online Course on Radiation Oncology for Cancer Patients, their families and other health professionals

10 Jul 2018
Trinity College Dublin is delighted to announce a new, free, online course: “From Diagnosis to Survivorship: An introduction to Radiation Oncology,” from the discipline of Radiation Therapy. Since 2014, Trinity has reached over 70,000 learners from more than 100 countries through six free online courses with FutureLearn, the social learning platform. Learn why radiation therapy... more