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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

FameLab – my journey with the global science communication competition

14 Oct 2019
Author: Christina Melidou, Partnership Manager at FutureLearn Access to education and scientific knowledge is easier than ever, so why do so many pseudoscientific conspiracy theories circulate online and, more importantly, why do so many people believe them? There may be many explanations but one thing is for sure: scientists need to improve their communication skills.... more

EAIE and the role of online in student mobility initiatives

11 Oct 2019
Author: Amy Shackleton, Senior Partnership Development Manager at FutureLearn FutureLearn was pleased to send a delegate to the 31st conference of the European Association of International Education, which took place in Helsinki in late September. Attendance was at a record-breaking high – 6,200 delegates attended from over 90 countries. EAIE’s annual conference is a huge... more

Educator spotlight: Connecting and inspiring teachers

11 Oct 2019
Teachers are one of our biggest audiences on the FutureLearn platform and their ongoing commitment to developing their skills is an inspiration to us all. Helen Bilton trained as an early years teacher and worked as a teacher both in London and Reading before moving into teacher training. She is now Professor of Outdoor Learning... more

THE Australian Universities Summit 2019: How can higher education in Australia remain forward thinking?

17 Sep 2019
Author: Fiona Reay, Development Partnership Lead at FutureLearn Alongside some of our Australian partners, FutureLearn attended the inaugural Times Higher Education Australian Universities Summit at The University of Sydney to learn more about securing a sustainable future for higher education and research. Here, Fiona Reay, Partnership Development Lead, unpacks three of the top talks that... more

Learning Analytics at ALT-C 

17 Sep 2019
Author: Matt Jenner, Learner Experience Lead at FutureLearn The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) represents technologists, academics, designers, researchers and policy makers from many organisations and sectors across the UK. All members have an interest in learning technology. ALT-C is the annual conference which is attended by around 500 members and has an impressive attendee... more

New research: What teachers want from online learning

12 Sep 2019
To understand more about teaching professionals, earlier this year, we undertook a large scale piece of research. We received 1,410 responses from our learners across the world who have completed teaching-focused professional development courses. They came from all discipline areas (most however are teachers of English as a Foreign Language), taught in both private and... more

Global education market insights: the outlook from APAC

23 Aug 2019
International Education Association of Australia’s Transnational Education Forum August 2019 – a summary by Fiona Reay, Development Partnership Lead at FutureLearn FutureLearn attended the IEAA Transnational Education Forum held at Victoria University to better understand successful education partnerships across borders, particularly in Asia Pacific. Read on to learn about the Indonesian market (the next booming... more

Educator Spotlight: Inspiring health and care staff to make a difference

19 Aug 2019
The Horizons team, part of the Improvement Directorate of NHS England, recently ran its first course on our platform! The School for Change Agents attracted more than 4,500 learners from 105 countries and received excellent feedback. We asked the educators, Olly Benson, Kathryn Perera and Helen Bevan, for the secret ingredient to success and here’s... more

EduTech Sydney 2019: A summary of FutureLearn’s learnings

11 Jul 2019
Author: Fiona Reay, Development Partnership Lead at FutureLearn Highlights of the EduTech conference included Sir Ken Robinson advocating for a further shift of the education system to no longer teach purely knowledge and subjects in schools, rather disciplines and competencies like team work, communication, resilience, creativity, etc.  Josh Nester (Education Director at SEEK and board... more