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Addressing the teacher retention crisis: key themes from the Westminster Education Forum

Addressing the teacher retention crisis: key themes from the Westminster Education Forum

Author: Isabel Drury, Partnership Manager at FutureLearnThe Department for Education made a splash last month when it shared proposals to increase teacher starting salaries to £30,000 by September 2022, making it the biggest sustained pay increase since 2005. But will this salary increase be enough to attract new teachers into the profession, are these changes…
Opening up pathways for women in STEM

Opening up pathways for women in STEM

Author: Professor Josie Fraser, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at The Open University and member of the FutureLearn Board of DirectorsAs I write this, I’m looking ahead to the weekend when the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day (Sunday March 8th). Celebrating women’s achievement and promoting an equal and enabled world is important to me. A lot…
February’s industry round-ups

February’s industry round-ups

Opinion: Coronavirus quarantine could spark an online learning boomThe Conversation, 23rd February The spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 is a public health emergency with economic and social ramifications in China and across the world. While the impacts on business are well documented, education is also facing the largest disruption in recent memory. Institutions…
IoC Conference 2020: Is tech finally takings its representation problems seriously?

IoC Conference 2020: Is tech finally takings its representation problems seriously?

Author: Dr Ryan Rushton, Senior Project Manager at FutureLearnThe statistics on diversity and inclusion across the technology industry are still very troubling. Women account for almost 50% of the UK workforce, yet only 19% of professionals in technical roles are female, and even fewer (4%) are from BAME backgrounds. But for two days, the consortium of…
Course spotlight: women’s health after motherhood

Course spotlight: women’s health after motherhood

After giving birth, women can struggle to access reliable resources and trustworthy information regarding their own health. There can be confusion surrounding what is and what isn’t normal after childbirth and many mothers unnecessarily suffer in silence. Attempting to meet the needs of these women, Trinity College Dublin produced the course Women’s Health After Motherhood on…
January’s industry round-up

January’s industry round-up

The Report: higher education ‘on-demand’Ed Technology, 29 January This opinion piece argues that traditional modes of teaching are fast becoming outdated, and if university evolved into an on-demand service, like Netflix, it would promote an education that truly knows no borders. This claim is backed up by statistics from the Unite Students Insight Report 2019,…
Using a mentor model to enhance learner experience

Using a mentor model to enhance learner experience

A short summary of the research paper ‘Genomic Education at Scale: The Benefits of Massive Open Online Courses for the Healthcare Workforce’, which appeared in Frontiers in Genetics in November 2019.Written by Dr Ed Miller, Dr Michelle Bishop and Amelia McPherson‘Whole Genome Sequencing: Decoding the Language of Life and Health’ was launched on FutureLearn in 2016…
Real world solutions for the digital skills gap

Real world solutions for the digital skills gap

Author: Dr Rachid Hourizi, Director of the Institute of Coding The Institute of Coding (IoC) was created to respond to the UK’s digital skills gap and since our launch in 2018, we have grown into a large national consortium of educators, employers and outreach groups.The demand for people to fill roles within the digital technology sector…
Course spotlight: health after motherhood

Course spotlight: health after motherhood

After giving birth, women can struggle to access reliable resources and trustworthy information regarding their own health. There can be confusion surrounding what is and what isn’t normal after childbirth and many mothers unnecessarily suffer in silence. Attempting to meet the needs of these women, Trinity College Dublin produced the course Women’s Health After Motherhood on…
Musings from BETT 2020: what’s in it for the higher education sector?

Musings from BETT 2020: what’s in it for the higher education sector?

Author: Tom Rees-Davies, Educational Partnerships at FutureLearnWhat do robotic puppies, a double decker bus, and renowned Ted Talker Sugata Mitra all have in common? In the absence of an actual punchline, you may be unsurprised to hear that they were all star attractions at the recent BETT 2020 exhibition (‘star’ doing a lot of work on…

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