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The Role of MOOCs in Humanitarian Affairs

The Role of MOOCs in Humanitarian Affairs

Author: Draego Zubiri, Project Manager, FutureLearnThe Partnership for Digital Learning and Increased Access (PADILEIA) aims to facilitate access to higher education for those displaced and affected by the Syrian crisis in Jordan and Lebanon, including disadvantaged local populations. It is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), through the Strategic Partnerships for Higher…
The future for education technology in schools: reflections on the Westminster Education Forum policy conference

The future for education technology in schools: reflections on the Westminster Education Forum policy conference

Author: Isabel Drury, Partnership ManagerAccording to UNESCO, more than 1.5 billion students and 63 million primary and secondary teachers have been affected by the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. Meanwhile in the UK, the Office for the Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecast that the education sector would be the hardest hit sector by the…
EdTechX Summit: Second Wave

EdTechX Summit: Second Wave

Author: Holly Shiflett PhD, Head of Partnerships I was thrilled to again this year have an opportunity to again attend EdTechXEurope. Last year I shared time with Ed Tech experts in London, but this year I joined remotely from warm and sunny, San Diego, where I live. Experts from all across the world joined me from their…

Events July / August

We look forward to welcoming our partners to our virtual Partners’ Forum on 21-22 July. Sessions include Combatting Covid in an ANZ Context, What’s coming up in Microcredentials & Degrees? and Insights: What do learners want? Invitations that include the details, timings and sign up links have been emailed to our partners. On 6 August…
The Top UK Cities for Online Learning in Lockdown

The Top UK Cities for Online Learning in Lockdown

The UK joined a third of the world’s population in lockdown this year. The Prime Minister announced lockdown measures starting on the 23rd March to slow down the spread of the virus and reduce excess deaths. As a result, 8.9 million workers were furloughed from their jobs and record numbers of people Googled home office…
Course spotlight: Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

Course spotlight: Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

Can you tell us a bit about this course, who it’s aimed at and what it aims to achieve?Commencing on 15 June, the Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance course explains the science, practice and philosophy of mindfulness, as well as techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing. These evidence-based approaches have been found…

June Events

Simon Nelson, CEO, FutureLearn will keynote at the Construct: Higher Education in a Post-COVID World online event from 1-1:30pm BST on 4 June. Simon will be talking about Lessons from Lockdown: Thinking long term.   Justin Cooke, Chief Content & Partnerships Officer, FutureLearn is speaking at The second EdTech industry collaboration to help schools and…

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…

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