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Course spotlight: Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

Stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the answer. Research shows that when you’re not deliberately paying attention to something, your brain goes into default mode causing increased anxiety and poor communication. On the course Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance by Monash University, learners are encouraged to explore a range of mindfulness techniques…

June Events

Simon Nelson, CEO, FutureLearn will keynote at the Construct: Higher Education in a Post-COVID World online event from 1-1:30pm BST on 4 June. Simon will be talking about Lessons from Lockdown: Thinking long term.   Justin Cooke, Chief Content & Partnerships Officer, FutureLearn is speaking at The second EdTech industry collaboration to help schools and…

May’s industry round-ups

Opinion: 10 Predictions for Higher Education’s Future  Inside Higher Ed, 26 May This piece claims that post-COVID, American colleges will maintain an online presence and many institutions will seek to transform many of their degree programs into permanent online offerings. It also predicts that there will be massive online competition and in five years, there…

EdTechX Summit: Lessons learned for higher education during COVID-19

Author: Holly Shiflett PhD, Head of Partnerships  I’ve always wondered when and if we’d ever reach a point when online education would be considered business as usual, rather than an extension or alternate approach.  I think that time is now.  The pandemic has forced us to adopt EdTech in new ways and it’s great to…

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Wonkhe @ Home: The New Normal – What will it look like and how will universities get there?

Author: David Avery, Partnership Manager at FutureLearn With September rapidly approaching and the world in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, I attended Wonkhe’s remote session on what ‘the new normal’ may look like for universities from next term. What will the student experience look like for those who decide to keep their places? How…

April’s industry round-ups

Opinion: Universities must create opportunities for the people coronavirus will harm most The Guardian, 16 April This article argues that we must use the pandemic to reimagine a more equal and just society. It points out that as engines of social mobility, universities have a crucial part to play in teaching the skills that people…

April Events

April past events: On 22 April, Justin Cooke, Chief Content & Partnerships Officer, FutureLearn spoke on a panel, How do we move pedagogy online? at the Jisc / Emerge Higher Education Horizon Group virtual event. The event focused on assessment and other opportunities and challenges that have arisen due to COVID-19. You can watch the…

How to Teach Online: A Learner’s Perspective’

In response to COVID-19, FutureLearn launched its very first own-branded course developed and taught by in-house online teaching and learning experts, called “How to Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students”. The course was designed to give teachers practical steps towards online teaching and to act as a space where educators worldwide could connect and share…

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Course Spotlight: Understanding Fashion: From Business to Culture

Over almost 150 years, the fashion industry has transformed many aspects of Western culture. On the course, Understanding Fashion: From Business to Culture by Institut Français de la mode (IFM) learners are invited to explore the interaction of fashion, society and business. The course features exclusive input from fashion industry leaders, including designers such as…