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We’ve welcomed the first US universities to FutureLearn

We’ve welcomed the first US universities to FutureLearn

In this post we share some exciting news: 5 universities from the United States are going to be offering courses on FutureLearn. We’re happy to announce that we’ve got not one, not two, not three, not four, but five US universities joining FutureLearn! American University, Colorado State University, Penn State University, Purdue University and UVA…
International Women’s Day 2017 – 5 women who inspire us to keep learning

International Women’s Day 2017 – 5 women who inspire us to keep learning

In honour of International Women’s Day 2017, in this post we share five women who inspire us to keep learning, and keep helping others to learn. 1. Katherine Johnson The Apollo 11 flight to the moon wouldn’t have got very far without Katherine Johnson, an African-American physicist and mathematician who worked at NASA in the…
Introducing upgrading on FutureLearn courses

Introducing upgrading on FutureLearn courses

From today, we’re making some changes to the way FutureLearn courses work. Now you’ll be able to upgrade your courses, giving you a set of benefits, instead of only being able to buy a Certificate when you finish a course. You can now upgrade your courses On FutureLearn courses starting from 6 March 2017, you…
FutureLearn at SXSWedu

FutureLearn at SXSWedu

In this post we share some of what our CEO Simon Nelson said about higher education and the digital world, when he spoke at SXSWedu in Texas. SXSWedu is an annual conference and festival which celebrates innovation in learning. The event is part of the South by Southwest family of conferences and festivals and, now…
FutureLearn updates: Assignments and Course Descriptions

FutureLearn updates: Assignments and Course Descriptions

Submit an assignment and get feedback from your tutor You can now submit assignments for tutor feedback and grading. Tutor marked assignments are a step in a course which will allow you to submit a written response to a question set by the course provider. One of the educators can then give you feedback either…
Making a FutureLearn course (a recipe)

Making a FutureLearn course (a recipe)

Making a FutureLearn course is a fun, exciting and sometimes complicated process. To make it a bit simpler I’m going to use an old familiar metaphor: the recipe. Let’s start by taking a look at what we’re cooking up today: one course. More specifically, one course that: Tells stories – every course should tell a…
FutureLearn Updates: Bookmarking comments and improved navigation

FutureLearn Updates: Bookmarking comments and improved navigation

Bookmark interesting comments to come back to later If you see a comment you’d like to find again later, click the bookmark icon. You’ll then be able to find it again by selecting ‘Show: bookmarked’ in the comment filters, or in the bookmarked section of your activity feed. Don’t worry, bookmarks are secret – nobody…
Helping new parents settle back into work after parental leave

Helping new parents settle back into work after parental leave

In this post Tessa Cooper, Senior Product Manager at FutureLearn, shares her experiences of returning to work after Maternity Leave and how FutureLearn helped her to settle back in. Tess and her new baby at FutureLearn. Last year became the first year that anyone at FutureLearn went on Maternity Leave. In fact three of us…
Come and say hello on Medium

Come and say hello on Medium

Exciting news – we’re going to be sharing more about life at FutureLearn, and how we build FutureLearn over on our Medium page.  From now on we’ll stick to just letting you know about the really important FutureLearn developments on this blog. But if you want to know even more about FutureLearn, you can find…
Introducing new features on FutureLearn: interests, topics and celebrations

Introducing new features on FutureLearn: interests, topics and celebrations

In this post, find out about the exciting things we’ve been up to recently at FutureLearn, including new features, new partnerships and new courses.   Customize your interests You can now customize your interests, to tell us what subjects you’re interested in and see suggested courses on your interests page. Here’s how it works:     Find…
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