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Solving Inequality in Education

Learn how technology can help solve inequality and empower future generations to achieve their full potential through education.

6,969 enrolled on this course

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours
  • Digital upgrade


Identify how technology can be used to tackle inequality in education

On this course, you’ll explore how technology is defining and redefining the way we learn, and uncover the opportunities technology presents for tackling inequality in education.

What will the future of education look like?

Alongside inspiring mentors who are passionate about changing the future of education – including rapper Lady Leshurr and futurist Jesse Hirsh – you’ll reflect on your own learning journey and start to look at how important digital learning networks will be for future generations.

You’ll get to grips with the human experience of learning and also decipher how technology has shifted learning into an increasingly social and interactive experience.

After looking into the concept of radical reimagination, you’ll discover different practices transforming the way we learn.

Learn about the inequality gap

Alongside mentor and educator Noble Kelly, you’ll find out about the inequality gap.

You’ll discover the role of schools in today’s society, and consider what the future of education may look like from a technological point of view.

Explore privilege in education with course ambassador Lady Leshurr

As you reach the end of the course, you’ll hear insights on education and privilege in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement from keynote speaker, rapper and singer Lady Leshurr.

The final step of the course will invite you to develop a business proposal, service, or product which answers the question: How can technology help address inequality in education?


  • Week 1

    Each one teach one and radical reimagination

    • Welcome to Week 1

      In this first activity you’ll meet the team of experts guiding you through this course, discover tips on how to use it and answer a big question about solving inequality in education.

    • The future of education is each one teach one

      In this second activity you’ll reflect on your own learning journey and start to look at how important learning networks will be in the future.

    • Radical Reimagination

      In this third activity you will be introduced to the concept of Radical Reimagination with its creator, Jessica Spencer-Keyse.

    • Using radical reimaginiation to liberate learning

      In this fourth activity you will explore using radical reimagination to transform the way we learn as well as understanding the potential barriers to doing so.

    • What have we learned this week?

      In the final activity for Week 1, you will recap on the learnings from this first week with a quiz. Plus, look at some new skills you could learn to further your know-how beyond this course.

  • Week 2

    The inequality gap

    • Welcome to Week 2

      In this first activity of Week 2, you’ll start by recapping what you learnt and reflecting on your thoughts from Week 1.

    • Globalisation in education and the inequality gap

      In this second activity, you will look at the role of globalisation in education and dive deep into the inequality gap

    • Sustainable Development Goals and technology in education

      In this third activity we'll introduce Sustainable Development Goals and look at the role of technology in education with Noble Kelly.

    • Learning paths and empowering others

      In this activity we will look at what school is for, and discover the power of following your own learning path and empowering others with Jack Harries and Lady Leshurr.

    • Solve for tomorrow

      This fifth activity offers you the chance to develop an idea to change the world for the better through our new competition – Samsung Solve For Tomorrow (http://www.samsung.com/uk/solvefortomorrow).

    • Concluding Week 2

      In this final activity of the week there’s a quiz for you and some concluding thoughts on the course before you finish.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Reflect on your own learning journey and understand how you can embrace technology to become an educator too
  • Identify tangible actions that you can take to contribute to solving this real world problem
  • Develop practical skills on how to communicate effectively, collaborate with one another, express your creativity and even think critically

Who is the course for?

This course is primarily designed for young future leaders (aged 18 to 25) passionate about education and learning how technology can help tackle inequalities.

Who developed the course?


Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. Samsung is committed to Enabling People by empowering future generations to achieve their full potential through education.

What's included?

Samsung are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible
  • Learning on FutureLearn

    Your learning, your rules

    • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
    • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
    • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

    Join a global classroom

    • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
    • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
    • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

    Map your progress

    • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
    • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
    • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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