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Mark Lester to speak at World Education Congress 2019

28 Jun 2019
FutureLearn’s Managing Director for Universities and Educational Partnerships, Mark Lester, will speak at the World Education Congress 2019 at Taj Lands End in Mumbai on 4 July.  The World Education Congress 2019 focuses on the evolving culture of education and educational pedagogy, with the objective of deep systemic change. It builds on a vision and... more

Nigel Smith to speak at Westminster Education Forum

28 Jun 2019
FutureLearn’s MD for Courses and Learning, Nigel Smith, will give a presentation at the Westminster Education forum on Wednesday 3rd July 2019, where he will be exploring the forum’s theme: ‘Priorities for improving teacher recruitment and retention.’ Following the recent publication of the Department for Education’s Teacher and Recruitment Retention Strategy report, the forum will... more

Kerry Houchen to speak at EDULEARN19

28 Jun 2019
FutureLearn’s Director of Online Degrees, Kerry Houchen, will speak at EDULEARN19 at the Palma Convention Centre in Spain on 2 July 2019.  EDULEARN19 will be the 11th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, bringing together more than 800 experts from 80 countries to share knowledge on teaching and learning methodologies and educational... more

DCU and FutureLearn announce new scholarships to mark World Refugee Day

20 Jun 2019
Dublin City University has announced a total of 20 new scholarships to mark World Refugee Day, with ten provided through a university partnership with FutureLearn, Europe’s leading online social learning platform. The DCU/FutureLearn scholarships will enable Irish-based refugees and asylum seekers to access short online courses on FutureLearn’s upgrade model and pursue certificates of achievement.... more

DCU announces global partnership with online education platform FutureLearn

12 Jun 2019
Dublin City University and Europe’s leading online social learning platform, FutureLearn, will announce a global strategic partnership to help meet the fast-growing demand for career-long, flexible learning, later today (Wed, June 12th) at DCU. DCU’s collaboration with FutureLearn will enable the university to remain at the forefront of the digital movement that is transforming 21st... more

Learn the most spoken language in the world with FutureLearn and Shanghai International Studies University

10 Jun 2019
The second of three Chinese courses created by Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) is to launch on FutureLearn today: Introduction to Chinese: Conversation will be the second installment in a series that has already introduced learners to the pronunciation, tone, dialogue and grammar of the most spoken language in the world. It is thought that... more

Free online course to help nurses with genetic counselling in the new genomic era

04 Jun 2019
Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences (ACSC) today announces the launch of its first online course in Genetic Counselling in partnership with FutureLearn, Europe’s leading online social learning platform. The free online course will introduce the role of genetic counselling and show how this helps patients understand medical genetic tests and what the... more

York Festival of Ideas and FutureLearn showcase the success of Massive OpenOnline Courses (MOOCs)

03 Jun 2019
York Festival of Ideas is joining forces with Europe’s leading online social learning platform, FutureLearn, to celebrate the impact and influence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). As part of a major Festival Focus Day, What Have Universities Ever Done For Us?, Kate Sandars, Head of Partnerships Development at FutureLearn, will highlight the important role... more

New online course to help music teachers inspire next generation

29 May 2019
ABRSM partners with FutureLearn to provide an intensive teacher development course Becoming a Better Music Teacher is a free online course for teachers created by ABRSM and available through FutureLearn. The course is aimed at teachers who are beginning their teaching journey or wishing to refresh and refocus their teaching skills. It is now open for... more

Nupur Manchanda to speak at Digital Marketing World Forum 2019

22 May 2019
FutureLearn’s COO, Nupur Manchanda, will be a moderator at the Digital Marketing World Forum 2019 (DMWF) at the Business Design Centre in London on 23-24 May 2019. Nupur will moderate the panel on ‘Future-proofing your Digital Team & Strategy’ at DMWF Global, which will host 1,200 attendees over the two days. Over 100 speakers and... more