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Learnings from our Alpha Trial

Following our Alpha trial, Scrum Master Simon Pearson explains how the feedback from our first users will help the product team to refine the FutureLearn platform.

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FutureLearn receives a high level of interest from Greece

Mark Lester, Head of Higher Education Partnerships, talks about the comparatively high interest of Greek Learners in FutureLearn and the potential of online Education

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Receiving A-level results today? Will a MOOC be part of your future?

If you are receiving A-level results this week, your next step might be to go on to university, take a gap year before studying further or leave formal education to start looking for work.
In any of these cases, MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – offered on FutureLearn.com – could be interesting.
For those going to university, MOOCs offer an opportunity which, until now, has been relatively rare in the UK – that is, the ability to easily sample or complete university-level courses in subjects unrelated to your core degree subject.

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First reactions to FutureLearn from our Alpha testers

Over the last two weeks, a number of volunteers have been taking part in the alpha testing phase of FutureLearn – trying out a couple of pilot courses on the platform – so that we can tailor the experience in response to real user feedback.
The product development team is going to post about the feedback on the product – the features people most enjoyed as well as the ideas they had to improve the experience. We are using this feedback to inform our roadmap which was the main purpose of the alpha test.

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FutureLearn to go live in September with its first set of free courses

 The Open Beta phase will give first look to people who have signed up on FutureLearn.com

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Welcome to the FutureLearn blog

Head of Product, Matt Walton introduces the new FutureLearn blog and explains what it’s for and why we’re doing it.??
I first became involved in FutureLearn back in January. FutureLearn had just been set up as an independent company by The Open University to provide a platform for universities to run what are known as Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs). MOOCs had been a growing movement in education over the last year or so and it was natural that The Open University should bring its 40 years of distance learning expertise to the sector.

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Learners from 140+ countries have already signed up to FutureLearn

We are delighted to share with everyone that FutureLearn now has learners from over 140 countries registered on our website.

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G8 Summit

On the 14th of June,  a video about FutureLearn was presented at the G8 Summit 2013.
Featured as the official UK video, this clip is an introduction to FutureLearn.

The post G8 Summit appeared first on FutureLearn.

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FutureLearn announces international expansion

FutureLearn today announces its first international partnerships with Australia’s Monash University and Ireland’s Trinity College Dublin. The University of Edinburgh also joins the list of top-ranking universities set to offer free, open online courses through FutureLearn.com.  FutureLearn’s first courses will come online later this year.

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FutureLearn Ideas – Study in healthcare

FutureLearn Ideas are submitted by visitors to this site, suggesting ways in which FutureLearn could be developed.
We run a primary care mental health service.
We do lots of in-house training for our 250 staff.
We would like to link up to have accredited courses cheaper than the traditional higher education courses we are forced to use.
There is a great need for training of, for example, health care assistants with a role in dementia care.

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