We use cookies to give you a better experience. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or read our cookies policy for more information.

Skip main navigation

About FutureLearn

Research insights

May Events

02 Jun 2020
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... more

May’s industry round-ups

01 Jun 2020
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... more

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

01 Jun 2020
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... more

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

01 Jun 2020
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... more

April’s industry round-ups

01 May 2020
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... more

April Events

01 May 2020
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... more

How to Teach Online: A Learner’s Perspective’

01 May 2020
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... more

Course Spotlight: Understanding Fashion: From Business to Culture

01 May 2020
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... more

WCET Policy Summit: The 2020 of US Federal Regulations and the Potential Impact on Higher Education Practice

01 May 2020
Author: Dr Katherine Weber, Partnership Manager at FutureLearn Less than a month ago, the US Department of Education released a set of proposed changes to the Higher Education Act (HEA). Understanding these proposals and their implications for distance education were at the top of the agenda for WCET’s Policy Summit, which took place online from... more

March Events: Reflections

07 Apr 2020
Since the last newsletter, COVID-19 has had a major impact on events, some have changed to an online format, whereas others have been postponed or cancelled:  On 2 March, we hosted a panel at our FutureLearn head office to celebrate International Women’s Day. The panel discussion looked at how we can promote gender balance and... more