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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…
What’s going on with degree apprenticeships?

What’s going on with degree apprenticeships?

Author: Lucy Stanfield, Strategy and External Affairs Lead at FutureLearn “…It is an intrinsically sound policy, but… the implementation will not deliver the Government’s ambitious policy objectives unless urgent improvement measures are set in place.” This was the conclusion of a report released by Policy Connect in January. The authors included five recommendations for immediate and…
Educator Spotlight: Preparing for Teaching with Manchester Metropolitan University  

Educator Spotlight: Preparing for Teaching with Manchester Metropolitan University  

Preparing for Teaching began its first run in mid-January. The course is aimed at people considering a career in teaching, and covers many aspects of what to expect before commencing teacher training by first encouraging learners to reflect on their own experiences of learning. Ellie Overland, Senior Lecturer in Education at Manchester Metropolitan University, explains…
Food for thought: The role of educators and employers in getting people ready for the world of work

Food for thought: The role of educators and employers in getting people ready for...

Author: Stephen Somerville, MD, Government & Employers at FutureLearn This month, FutureLearn hosted its inaugural Employment Breakfast Briefing with a focus on how we — collectively — can bridge the skills gap. Last year, a Bloomberg Next and Workday survey asked if business and academia were meeting the skills gap challenge, and what areas they…
 A Far Cry from School History

 A Far Cry from School History

Massive Online Open Courses as a Generative Source for Historical Research By Dr Silvia Gallagher and Dr Ciaran Wallace from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin One of the most interesting things we’ve learned from running MOOCs is not just how to teach in these huge online classrooms, but also, what we can learn…
The Pedagogy of FutureLearn: How our learners learn

The Pedagogy of FutureLearn: How our learners learn

By Mike Sharples, formerly Lead Academic at FutureLearn  FutureLearn has been designed to support a pedagogy of social learning. This booklet sets out to explain why we chose this approach, and what it means for the way we create our courses and how people learn on the FutureLearn platform. Download the FutureLearn pedagogy white paper booklet to…
Who are our learners: Part 3: The ‘Personal Life’ archetypes

Who are our learners: Part 3: The ‘Personal Life’ archetypes

A research-based insight into FutureLearners. Part 3: The ‘Personal Life’ archetypes. By Tracey Walker, User Experience Researcher at FutureLearn In part one, Tracey explained how the research and data team at FutureLearn set out to understand more about our learners. You can read more about this in Part 1: what we did and why? In…
Who are our learners: Part 2: The ‘Work and Study’ archetypes

Who are our learners: Part 2: The ‘Work and Study’ archetypes

A research-based insight into FutureLearners. Part 2: The ‘Work and Study’ archetypes. By Tracey Walker, User Experience Researcher at FutureLearn In part one, Tracey explained how, last year, the research and data teams set about some foundational research to understand who our learners really are. We wanted to understand their motivations, their personalities and characteristics,…
Making great online courses: 10 insights

Making great online courses: 10 insights

Top 10 insights about how to make great online courses – based on course evaluation. By Reka Budai, Strategy & Insights Analyst at FutureLearn At FutureLearn, we take great pride in having high quality courses from reputable institutions and educators. When asked recently in our Net Promoter Score (NPS) survey, 91% of learners said that the…
Development and impact of a MOOC for antimicrobial stewardship

Development and impact of a MOOC for antimicrobial stewardship

A short summary of the research paper ‘Development and impact of a MOOC for antimicrobial stewardship’ which appeared in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Written by Sally Bradley, E-Learning Manager, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy The University of Dundee and the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) developed a course called Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance to address…

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