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Insights from the FutureLearn APAC Partners’ Forum

11 Dec 2019
Author: Nigel Smith, MD of Courses and Learning at FutureLearn During the last week of November, FutureLearn held its annual Asia-Pacific Partners’ Forum at The University of Melbourne in Australia. Melbourne has become an increasingly important city for us. Not only do we partner with four universities there but it’s also home to our co-owners SEEK... more

FutureLearn on the road in China

11 Dec 2019
Author: Kate Sandars, Head of Partnerships Development at FutureLearn Travelling in China with my CEO this weekend, the last thing we expected was to find FutureLearn featured in a museum.  Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) held a series of events to celebrate its 70th anniversary, and Simon Nelson, Chief Executive, was there to deliver a... more

Global education market insights: TEQSA Conference

09 Dec 2019
Learning Designer, Monty King, attended the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Association (TEQSA) Australia conference in Melbourne last month, and gave a ‘Lightning Talk’ presentation on ‘The Trends Impacting Universities Today and the Role for Collaboration’ citing a number of our partnerships with education providers. The conference theme was ‘Partnerships Driving Quality’, which provided an opportunity... more

Educator spotlight: Using online learning to improve mental health

06 Dec 2019
Deakin is one of Australia’s largest universities, rapidly rising in the international rankings and currently featuring in the top 2% of the world’s universities. A quarter of their students study predominantly online and they offer 9 degrees, 1 program and 41 short courses on the FutureLearn platform. They recently launched a new 3-week course on... more

Online Learning Consortium: Can affirmation help online learning?

05 Dec 2019
Author: Holly Shiflett, Director, North American Partnerships at FutureLearn This year was the 25th anniversary celebration of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). OLC is one of my favorite conferences, and not just because it’s in warm, sunny Florida. I really enjoy the opportunity to discover new ways to engage students and create great experiences online.... more

OEB Global 2019: Should skills and lifelong learning be top priorities for universities?

05 Dec 2019
Author: Tom Rees-Davies, Educational Partnerships at FutureLearn It’s not every conference that begins with a Keynote on Agitprop in the world of EdTech, but that is exactly the way OEB Global 2019 was opened, by Audrey Watters who’s claim that she was going to “kick the hornets’ nest” was right on the mark. This set... more

Global education market insights: Australian International Education Conference

08 Nov 2019
Australian International Education Conference October 2019 – a summary by Fiona Reay, Development Partnership Lead at FutureLearn Alongside many of our Australian partners, FutureLearn spoke at Australia’s largest international education conference #AIEC to learn more about the country’s second largest export worth A$32.4 billion – including 400,000 student enrolments onshore and 26,000 offshore studying Australian... more

Educator spotlight: Using Open Educational Resources to create learning ‘For Everybody’

07 Nov 2019
This month we travel to the US and one of its top public universities, the University of Michigan. By partnering with FutureLearn, Michigan furthers its commitment to shaping the future of learning which perfectly aligns with our vision of transforming access to education. Its first three courses on Python, Sleep Deprivation and Successful Negotiation started... more

EDUCAUSE 2019: What are students really looking for from higher education?

07 Nov 2019
Author: Holly Shiflett, Director, North American Partnerships at FutureLearn The annual EDUCAUSE conference was held in October in Chicago, Illinois. As many of you know, this event is one of the big IT events in the US and covers a vast array of different themes. For me, a key benefit of EDUCAUSE is having a... more

Fostering collaboration in healthcare

16 Oct 2019
Explore the power of collaboration for healthcare and join FutureLearn's healthcare network to shape the global health learning agenda. more