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May’s industry round-ups

Opinion: 10 Predictions for Higher Education’s Future Inside Higher Ed, 26 MayThis piece claims that post-COVID, American colleges will maintain an online presence and many institutions will seek to transform many of their degree programs into permanent online offerings. It also predicts that there will be massive online competition and in five years, there will be…
EdTechX Summit: Lessons learned for higher education during COVID-19

EdTechX Summit: Lessons learned for higher education during COVID-19

Author: Holly Shiflett PhD, Partnerships Director, North America I’ve always wondered when and if we’d ever reach a point when online education would be considered business as usual, rather than an extension or alternate approach.  I think that time is now.  The pandemic has forced us to adopt EdTech in new ways and it’s great to…

April’s industry round-ups

Opinion: Universities must create opportunities for the people coronavirus will harm mostThe Guardian, 16 AprilThis article argues that we must use the pandemic to reimagine a more equal and just society. It points out that as engines of social mobility, universities have a crucial part to play in teaching the skills that people who have…
Wonkhe @ Home: The New Normal – What will it look like and how will universities get there?

Wonkhe @ Home: The New Normal – What will it look like and how...

Author: David Avery, Partnership Manager at FutureLearnWith September rapidly approaching and the world in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, I attended Wonkhe’s remote session on what ‘the new normal’ may look like for universities from next term. What will the student experience look like for those who decide to keep their places? How far…
April Events

April Events

April past events: On 22 April, Justin Cooke, Chief Content & Partnerships Officer, FutureLearn spoke on a panel, How do we move pedagogy online? at the Jisc / Emerge Higher Education Horizon Group virtual event. The event focused on assessment and other opportunities and challenges that have arisen due to COVID-19. You can watch the…
April’s Industry round-up’s

April’s Industry round-up’s

Opinion: Universities must create opportunities for the people coronavirus will harm mostThe Guardian, 16 AprilThis article argues that we must use the pandemic to reimagine a more equal and just society. It points out that as engines of social mobility, universities have a crucial part to play in teaching the skills that people who have…
How to Teach Online: A Learner’s Perspective’

How to Teach Online: A Learner’s Perspective’

In response to COVID-19, FutureLearn launched its very first own-branded course developed and taught by in-house online teaching and learning experts, called “How to Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students”. The course was designed to give teachers practical steps towards online teaching and to act as a space where educators worldwide could connect and share…
WCET Policy Summit: The 2020 of US Federal Regulations and the Potential Impact on Higher Education Practice

WCET Policy Summit: The 2020 of US Federal Regulations and the Potential Impact on...

Author: Dr Katherine Weber, Partnership Manager at FutureLearnLess than a month ago, the US Department of Education released a set of proposed changes to the Higher Education Act (HEA).Understanding these proposals and their implications for distance education were at the top of the agenda for WCET’s Policy Summit, which took place online from April 20-24. Speakers…
Course Spotlight: Understanding Fashion: From Business to Culture

Course Spotlight: Understanding Fashion: From Business to Culture

Over almost 150 years, the fashion industry has transformed many aspects of Western culture. On the course, Understanding Fashion: From Business to Culture by Institut Français de la mode (IFM) learners are invited to explore the interaction of fashion, society and business. The course features exclusive input from fashion industry leaders, including designers such as…
Course Spotlight: How to Teach Online

Course Spotlight: How to Teach Online

 At FutureLearn, we are proud to partner with educators across the globe, and as such, we’ve been keenly focused on what we can do to best support those teachers facing a significant challenge to move their face-to-face courses online and minimise disruption for their students.As part of this, we built a course specifically for teachers…

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