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The 10 best U.S. cities for jobs, even amid the coronavirus pandemic

26 May 2020
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 38 million Americans have filed unemployment claims and the immediate future of the U.S. economy is largely uncertain. However, some cities, both international and across the U.S., are expected to provide better stability and assistance to workers than others, according to new research from FutureLearn read article

7 New Microcredentials on FutureLearn from The University of Glasgow

21 May 2020
The University of Glasgow has launched seven new online courses tailored to provide vital new skills and that are particularly relevant to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Delivered in partnership with FutureLearn, these courses are accredited microcredentials and are designed to help learners build specialised skills relevant to their career. read article

Open University course to help educators with distance teaching

21 May 2020
The Open University (OU) has developed an Online Teaching microcredential to equip those teaching in a higher or further education setting with the practical skills to create online courses and teach adults online. The microcredential is open for enrolment now onsocial learning platform, FutureLearn.com, and teaching commences on the 8th June 2020. read article

Distance learning: Open University shares its wisdom

21 May 2020
The OU has launched a new distance learning course for educators grappling with distance learning due to coronavirus read article

From Lecture Theatres to Living Rooms: the New Normal of Education

20 May 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an immediate need for online education, it has also triggered the unbundling of the entire education industry. This, coupled with learner demands for flexible formats, will mean that the digital transformation that we’ve all been waiting for may finally be here. read article

The Open University launches Online Teaching microcredential to help educators ease hasty pivot to distance learning

20 May 2020
The @OpenUniversity (OU), a world leader in flexible distance learning, has developed an Online Teaching microcredential to equip those teaching in a higher or further education setting with the practical skills to successfully create online courses and teach adults online. read article

Universities’ move online ‘must be done the right way’

17 May 2020
Harry Ashworth should be in the final term of his first year at Oxford University, studying music. Instead he is stuck at his parents’ house in south London hunched over a laptop, listening to lectures via Zoom. read article

‘You’re not tied to a topic or a timetable’: how online teaching is revolutionising the way students are learning

14 May 2020
Since lockdown, online learning has become second nature as students and teachers collaborate on anything from livestreamed lessons to interactive quizzes and games read article

Globally-recognised leader in nursing education, research, and practice, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing launches free Nursing course

13 May 2020
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research, and practice, has developed a free COVID-19: Effective Nursing in Times of Crisis course, available to join now on leading social learning platform, FutureLearn.com and commencing on 18th May 2020. read article

How to improve your digital skills for free in lockdown

12 May 2020
As lockdown continues, now is a good time to upskill yourself. Digital skills are highly prized by employers – here’s how to gain them read article