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Educator spotlight: Using online learning to improve mental health

Educator spotlight: Using online learning to improve mental health

Deakin is one of Australia’s largest universities, rapidly rising in the international rankings and currently featuring in the top 2% of the world’s universities. A quarter of their students study predominantly online and they offer 9 degrees, 1 program and 41 short courses on the FutureLearn platform. They recently launched a new 3-week course on…
Online Learning Consortium: Can affirmation help online learning?

Online Learning Consortium: Can affirmation help online learning?

Author: Holly Shiflett, Director, North American Partnerships at FutureLearnThis year was the 25th anniversary celebration of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). OLC is one of my favorite conferences, and not just because it’s in warm, sunny Florida. I really enjoy the opportunity to discover new ways to engage students and create great experiences online. As…
OEB Global 2019: Should skills and lifelong learning be top priorities for universities?

OEB Global 2019: Should skills and lifelong learning be top priorities for universities?

Author: Tom Rees-Davies, Educational Partnerships at FutureLearnIt’s not every conference that begins with a Keynote on Agitprop in the world of EdTech, but that is exactly the way OEB Global 2019 was opened, by Audrey Watters who’s claim that she was going to “kick the hornets’ nest” was right on the mark. This set the…
Global education market insights: Australian International Education Conference

Global education market insights: Australian International Education Conference

Australian International Education Conference October 2019 – a summary by Fiona Reay, Development Partnership Lead at FutureLearn Alongside many of our Australian partners, FutureLearn spoke at Australia’s largest international education conference #AIEC to learn more about the country’s second largest export worth A$32.4 billion – including 400,000 student enrolments onshore and 26,000 offshore studying Australian…
Educator spotlight: Using Open Educational Resources to create learning ‘For Everybody’

Educator spotlight: Using Open Educational Resources to create learning ‘For Everybody’

This month we travel to the US and one of its top public universities, the University of Michigan. By partnering with FutureLearn, Michigan furthers its commitment to shaping the future of learning which perfectly aligns with our vision of transforming access to education. Its first three courses on Python, Sleep Deprivation and Successful Negotiation started…
EDUCAUSE 2019: What are students really looking for from higher education?

EDUCAUSE 2019: What are students really looking for from higher education?

Author: Holly Shiflett, Director, North American Partnerships at FutureLearn The annual EDUCAUSE conference was held in October in Chicago, Illinois. As many of you know, this event is one of the big IT events in the US and covers a vast array of different themes. For me, a key benefit of EDUCAUSE is having a…
Fostering collaboration in healthcare

Fostering collaboration in healthcare

Collaborative working has become essential in today’s world and a collaborative approach can bring exceptional healthcare to life.  Collaboration gives organisations an opportunity to meet global healthcare needs faster, while creating a platform to improve the health and wellbeing of people worldwide. Develop your network and expand the reach of your organisation By fostering collaborative…
FameLab – my journey with the global science communication competition

FameLab – my journey with the global science communication competition

Author: Christina Melidou, Partnership Manager at FutureLearn Access to education and scientific knowledge is easier than ever, so why do so many pseudoscientific conspiracy theories circulate online and, more importantly, why do so many people believe them? There may be many explanations but one thing is for sure: scientists need to improve their communication skills.…
EAIE and the role of online in student mobility initiatives

EAIE and the role of online in student mobility initiatives

Author: Amy Shackleton, Senior Partnership Development Manager at FutureLearn FutureLearn was pleased to send a delegate to the 31st conference of the European Association of International Education, which took place in Helsinki in late September. Attendance was at a record-breaking high – 6,200 delegates attended from over 90 countries. EAIE’s annual conference is a huge…
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…

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