Hanyang University has joined FutureLearn as the latest prestigious Korean University to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the social learning platform.
The university, a centre of excellence for engineering and technology in Korea, will create high quality learning experiences for FutureLearn’s global community of learners through free online courses.
Hanyang University joins the growing number of world-leading higher and specialist education institutions offering free online courses on futurelearn.com, together with internationally renowned cultural bodies like the British Council, British Library and British Museum.
The partnership was sealed at a signing ceremony in Seoul earlier today (Thursday 26th February), attended by Simon Nelson, Chief Executive of FutureLearn, and Young Moo Lee, President of Hanyang University.
Simon Nelson said of the partnership:
“As a research-intensive institution, Hanyang University provides a valuable gateway to some of the most cutting edge technological developments coming out of Korea. I am delighted that learners all over the world will get to experience those insights through free online courses on our platform, and am proud to welcome the University to the FutureLearn partnership.”
Young Moo Lee said:
“We thank FutureLearn for providing us the opportunity to make our contribution to the global collective intelligence. Our partnership will enable us to nurture and expand the knowledge ecosystem through FutureLearn’s platform. Bringing our courses to the global community will also be a catalyst in heightening Hanyang’s sense of responsibility. We look forward to a successful partnership with FutureLearn.”
As a social learning platform, FutureLearn works by connecting people around the world who learn by having conversations around course content provided by some of the world’s leading educators. In June 2014, Yonsei University and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) became the first Korean institutions to sign up to offer MOOCs on the platform.
FutureLearn is wholly owned by The Open University, a world leader in distance and online learning with more than 44 years of experience. The website went live in September 2013 following the rapid development of MOOCs in the global higher education sector. FutureLearn currently reaches more than 1 million learners in more than 190 countries and territories around the world, studying more than 2 million courses between them.