FutureLearn, the first UK-led provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), today added seven new titles to its free, web-based offering, including a number of courses aimed at building professional knowledge. The diverse list also covers the popular areas of Arts and Humanities, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Developed by some of the world’s leading universities, the new titles are all scheduled to begin in March next year. Together with previously released titles, this new set brings the number of free courses currently available on FutureLearn to 36. FutureLearn will continue to add new courses to its line up throughout 2014.
Seven brand new courses are available now for learners to sign up for on futurelearn.com:
- Shakespeare and his world, from The University of Warwick (3rd March)
- An introduction to physical actor training, from the University of Leeds (10th March)
- Understanding modern business & organisations, from the University of Strathclyde (10th March)
- Make an impact: sustainability for professionals, from the University of Bath (17th March)
- How to read… a mind, from the University of Nottingham (17th March)
- Forensic science and criminal justice, from the University of Leicester (31st March)
- Identity, conflict and public space: contest and transformation, from Queen’s University Belfast (31st March)
They join a list of previously announced courses scheduled for March:
- Discover dentistry, from the University of Sheffield (3rd March)
- Muslims in Britain: changes and challenges, from Cardiff University, (10th March)
- The mind is flat: the shocking shallowness of human psychology, from the University of Warwick [2nd run] (24th March)
- Fairness and nature: when worlds collide, from the University of Leeds [2nd run] (31st March)
The FutureLearn course experience centres on social interaction, whereby people learn actively by engaging in conversations around the learning material. The website has also been designed to work on smartphones and tablets, as well as desktop computers, so that learners can enjoy the same high quality user experience, regardless of their screen size.
FutureLearn is wholly owned by The Open University. The website combines the best elements of the social web with The Open University’s 44 years of expertise in distance and open learning.