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Posts by Simon Nelson

Our commitment to address racial inequality through education

A statement from FutureLearn CEO Simon Nelson on the Black Lives Matter movement, and how FutureLearn intends to address racial inequality through education.

What does the future of learning look like?

Looking forward to our next ten million learners with Simon Nelson, Chief Executive at FutureLearn.

CEO update: Answering the questions about FutureLearn’s new investors

Simon Nelson, FutureLearn’s CEO, addresses your main questions surrounding the announcement that SEEK is joining The Open University as 50/50 shareholders in FutureLearn.

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FutureLearn announces SEEK as new 50/50 shareholders alongside The Open University

We’re delighted to announce a new shareholder today. SEEK, Australia’s top employment marketplace, is joining The Open University as 50/50 shareholders in FutureLearn.

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What’s the story about completion rates?

FutureLearn CEO, Simon Nelson, tackles the frequently asked question about how we compare to other online learning platforms. If ever there was a tricky area in the delivery of online learning at scale, it’s the analysis of meaningful data from learning platforms. Despite the rapid growth of MOOC platforms around the world, the fact remains…

Updated numbers from our platform

CEO Simon Nelson shares an update on how people are using FutureLearn, based on the first 21 courses to run on the social learning platform in 2014. In February we shared our first set of numbers based on the first eight courses to run on FutureLearn. We put a lot of thought in what information…

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Measuring our first eight courses

CEO Simon Nelson shares some insights on FutureLearn’s approach to online learning, based on data from the first eight courses to run on the social education platform.   When we developed FutureLearn we set out to create a simple, intuitive education platform, which supports a community of people learning through conversation. Four months after we…

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FutureLearn goes live

FutureLearn’s CEO, Simon Nelson talks about the FutureLearn journey so far, as well as the company’s next steps.   In a meeting with Martin Bean, Vice Chancellor of The Open University, in November last year, I was introduced to the word “mooc”. We were sat in a small Open University office, opposite the MTV building…