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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

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