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Educator spotlight: Connecting and inspiring teachers

Educator spotlight: Connecting and inspiring teachers

Teachers are one of our biggest audiences on the FutureLearn platform and their ongoing commitment to developing their skills is an inspiration to us all. Helen Bilton trained as an early years teacher and worked as a teacher both in London and Reading before moving into teacher training. She is now Professor of Outdoor Learning…
THE Australian Universities Summit 2019: How can higher education in Australia remain forward thinking?

THE Australian Universities Summit 2019: How can higher education in Australia remain forward thinking?

Author: Fiona Reay, Development Partnership Lead at FutureLearn Alongside some of our Australian partners, FutureLearn attended the inaugural Times Higher Education Australian Universities Summit at The University of Sydney to learn more about securing a sustainable future for higher education and research. Here, Fiona Reay, Partnership Development Lead, unpacks three of the top talks that…
Learning Analytics at ALT-C 

Learning Analytics at ALT-C 

The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) represents technologists, academics, designers, researchers and policy makers from many organisations and sectors across the UK. All members have an interest in learning technology. ALT-C is the annual conference which is attended by around 500 members and has an impressive attendee to presenter ratio of about 2:1. Like all…
New research: What teachers want from online learning

New research: What teachers want from online learning

To understand more about teaching professionals, earlier this year, we undertook a large scale piece of research. We received 1,410 responses from our learners across the world who have completed teaching-focused professional development courses. They came from all discipline areas (most however are teachers of English as a Foreign Language), taught in both private and…
Global education market insights: the outlook from APAC

Global education market insights: the outlook from APAC

International Education Association of Australia’s Transnational Education Forum August 2019 – a summary by Fiona Reay, Development Partnership Lead at FutureLearn FutureLearn attended the IEAA Transnational Education Forum held at Victoria University to better understand successful education partnerships across borders, particularly in Asia Pacific. Read on to learn about the Indonesian market (the next booming…
Educator Spotlight: Inspiring health and care staff to make a difference

Educator Spotlight: Inspiring health and care staff to make a difference

The Horizons team, part of the Improvement Directorate of NHS England, recently ran its first course on our platform! The School for Change Agents attracted more than 4,500 learners from 105 countries and received excellent feedback. We asked the educators, Olly Benson, Kathryn Perera and Helen Bevan, for the secret ingredient to success and here’s…
EduTech Sydney 2019: A summary of FutureLearn’s learnings

EduTech Sydney 2019: A summary of FutureLearn’s learnings

Author: Fiona Reay, Development Partnership Lead at FutureLearn Highlights of the EduTech conference included Sir Ken Robinson advocating for a further shift of the education system to no longer teach purely knowledge and subjects in schools, rather disciplines and competencies like team work, communication, resilience, creativity, etc.  Josh Nester (Education Director at SEEK and board…
What are the drivers and innovations shaping tomorrow’s higher education landscape?

What are the drivers and innovations shaping tomorrow’s higher education landscape?

Author: Maria Spies, Managing Director at HolonIQ. Global Education Market Intelligence for decisions that matter What are the drivers and innovations shaping tomorrow’s higher education landscape? Higher education is a global story and, like many other sectors, being impacted by global trends that are re-shaping whole industries. These trends present critical challenges for the sector…
Educator spotlight: Can mathematics be fun?

Educator spotlight: Can mathematics be fun?

Yossi Elran from the Davidson Institute, the educational arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, certainly thinks so! He first ran his popular Maths Puzzles: Cryptarithms, Symbologies and Secret Codes course in May 2016. The course is now in its 12th run and it has since had a couple of siblings, An Introduction to Recreational…
Educator spotlight: Great South Land: Introducing Australian History with University of Newcastle Australia

Educator spotlight: Great South Land: Introducing Australian History with University of Newcastle Australia

Great South Land: Introducing Australian History ran on FutureLearn for the first time in late February 2019. It is among the first courses to be offered as part of the University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Arts Online. The University of Newcastle is the first partner to offer an undergraduate degree on FutureLearn. Kate Ariotti, Lecturer…

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