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FutureLearn and Coventry University launches suite of technology focused microcredentials to upskill learners around the world

02 Jun 2020
Built with industry leaders, learners engage with technologies including Tableau, Amazon Web Services, Xero and Salesforce to prepare for industry certifications while also obtaining academic credit from Coventry University. FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform, is launching four new industry-accredited microcredentials in order to help individuals build digital skills and help futureproof their careers.  Microcredentials... more

FutureLearn and Founders4Schools launch course to help teachers deliver careers education

01 Jun 2020
Award-winning educational-tech charity Founders4Schools, and leading social learning platform FutureLearn have joined forces to create a ground-breaking online course to equip educators with the digital tools they need to deliver careers education to young people. Mapper: Navigating Digital Career Tools, is open for enrolment on FutureLearn.com and learning will commence on 1st June 2020. With... more

New suite of online courses launched to meet some of the challenges of a world pandemic

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.   The University’s first microcredentials – five delivering healthcare-related skills and two further courses in business management – are delivered in partnership with FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform,... more

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

21 May 2020
The Open University (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. The microcredential is open for enrolment now on leading social learning platform, FutureLearn.com, and... more

BIMA & FutureLearn join forces to invest £50k to British digital developers

20 May 2020
BIMA, the British Interactive Media Association and the voice of UK digital, is partnering with FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform, to invest £50k into the BIMA community using the FutureLearn Industry Engagement Fund. FutureLearn was looking to work directly with industry practitioners to develop online courses with a very practical focus on the skills... more

Pearson creates new portal to support UK workers furloughed or out of work owing to COVID-19

19 May 2020
UK Learns, uklearns.pearson.com, a new online portal being launched today, will offer UK workers up to £5 million of free online courses to help kickstart careers stalled by the global pandemic. Created by Pearson, the world’s learning company, UK Learns provides a carefully curated selection of online courses to help the UK workforce learn new... more

NHS Trusts team-up to offer free COVID-19 online course

13 May 2020
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and Maudsley Learning have combined to create a special free online course available on leading social learning platform, FutureLearn, about the psychological impact of COVID-19. COVID-19: psychological impact, wellbeing and mental health, will equip participants with an understanding of the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and help them... more

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing launches free COVID-19: Effective Nursing in Times of Crisis course

11 May 2020
11 May 2020, US & UK: 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. With healthcare systems across the world... more

Learn how young people can manage low mood and depression during COVID-19 with a new online course

04 May 2020
This free course offers young people, parents, and supporters advice on how to look after themselves, and practice good mental wellbeing and mood during unprecedented circumstances.  Young people and their parents and supporters can learn more about low mood and depression from experts at the University of Reading through a new, free short course opening... more

FutureLearn urges greater collaboration in higher education through new offering

04 May 2020
FutureLearn.com, the leading social learning platform, has launched a new version of FutureLearn Campus that allows all partners, which include 25% of the world’s top universities, to give their current students and staff free upgraded access to short courses across the platform until at least the end of September 2020.  As universities continue to face... more