Press Releases

FutureLearn delighted to be named top 10 educational website

04 Jan 2017
On January 1st 2017, Homeschool Base named FutureLearn as one of their top 10 educational websites. Homeschool Base’s TOP 10 Educational Websites are recommended by multiple teachers, home educators, and homeschool parents through various feedback channels. As part of this achievement, FutureLearn has received Homebase School’s Purple Stamp of Approval that honours exemplary websites/apps that... more

FutureLearn and Deakin University the first to offer range of degrees delivered entirely on a MOOC platform

09 Dec 2016
Six postgraduate degrees to be available in 2017 Friday 9 December 2016, FutureLearn, the leading global social learning platform, owned by The Open University, will partner with Australia’s Deakin University to offer a range of postgraduate degrees.  This is the first time a MOOC (massive open online course) provider has offered several degrees, fully online, entirely... more

Raspberry Pi Foundation partners with FutureLearn to train teachers all over the world

06 Dec 2016
London, 6 December 2016, FutureLearn, a leading social learning provider, is delighted to announce its new partnership with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Together they are launching two free online CPD training courses aimed at giving teachers the experience and insight to use digital making effectively in the classroom. The courses are open for registration now, and... more

University of Kent partners with FutureLearn to make its expertise in Erlang available to FutureLearn’s 5 million learners 

28 Nov 2016
London, UK, 28 November 2016: FutureLearn, the social learning platform, today announces its latest partner, the University of Kent, whose first course “Functional Programming in Erlang” is the first MOOC (massive open online course) dedicated to Erlang and has just opened for enrolment. Functional programming has become increasingly important in providing global-scale applications on the... more

FutureLearn reaches 5 million registered learners, turns 3 and runs the world’s largest MOOC

15 Nov 2016
18 November 2016 – FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform owned by the Open University has today announced that 5 million people have signed up to study with FutureLearn in just 3 years.  75% of these learners are based outside of the UK, coming from over 190 countries around the world; between them they have... more

IFRC and FutureLearn partner to offer an introductory course on first aid skills to save the lives of children

09 Nov 2016
London/Geneva, 09 November 2016—FutureLearn, the social learning platform, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), are partnering to introduce a series of basic first aid courses—the first, open for enrolment today, is aimed at increasing survival rates of children. Every year, nearly one million children die from injuries and violence... more

UK Parliament partners with FutureLearn to open the doors on the UK political establishment

15 Sep 2016
London, UK, 15 September 2016: FutureLearn, the social learning platform, today announces its latest partner, the Houses of Parliament, whose first course “Introduction to the UK Parliament: People, processes and public participation” has just opened for enrolment. The Westminster model of parliamentary democracy has been adopted by many countries across the world, and the UK... more

Major UK universities to award degree course credit through MOOCs for the first time with FutureLearn programs

26 May 2016
In addition, FutureLearn will offer valuable professional qualifications and CPD accreditation through its platform. FutureLearn, the social learning platform owned by The Open University, has announced today that learners will now be able to use its massive open online courses (MOOCs) to earn academic course credits for degrees and MBAs, professional qualifications and formal CPD... more

Who do you think you are? Become a family history researcher

14 Mar 2016
Who do you think you are? Become a family history researcher. The University of Strathclyde and FutureLearn have announced a new online course called ‘Genealogy: Researching your Family Tree’, which is free and starts on 14 March. more

Irish history free online course

09 Mar 2016
Trinity College Dublin and FutureLearn are calling for Irish history buffs to join a free online course ‘Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland’s history 1912-1923’, which will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Easter uprising. The six-week course was developed by professors from Trinity College Dublin who present learners with a variety... more