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Former Worldpay exec Ron Kalifa OBE joins FutureLearn Board as Chair

Ron Kalifa OBE joins The FutureLearn Board as Chair

FutureLearn and global partners launch expert resources to help public tackle COVID-19

@FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform, has worked with its global partners, which include over 170 world class organisations and 25% of the world’s top universities, to launch a number of courses and resources that will support academics, students, healthcare workers, as well as members of the general public, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Understanding and preventing the spread of Coronavirus The free ‘COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus’ course, co-produced by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and FutureLearn in only five weeks, was the first resource to be launched and has commenced teaching today with over 70,000 learners from over 200 countries across the world.

St George’s, University of London launches FutureLearn course to support healthcare practitioners on the front line of COVID-19

@StGeorgesUni has launched a new course called ‘Managing COVID-19 in General Practice’, now open for enrolment on @FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform.

FutureLearn launches free online course to support educators affected by COVID-19

First ever @FutureLearn branded course developed by in-house online teaching and learning experts  FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform, is launching a free online course called ‘How to Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students’, designed to support educators currently faced with the imminent move to online teaching as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. 

FutureLearn Campus launched to mobilise partners towards digitised future of education, the leading social learning platform, is announcing the launch of FutureLearn Campus, a new offering which will allow its partners which include 25% of the world’s top universities to give millions of their current students and staff unlimited access to the online short courses they deliver through the FutureLearn platform.

The Open University and the Royal Photographic Society launch ‘photography bootcamp’ microcredential to develop budding professionals

The @OpenUniversity and the Royal Photographic Society @The_RPS launch ‘photography bootcamp’ #microcredential to develop budding professionals  The Open University has launched a new microcredential called Digital Photography: Creating a Professional Portfolio, endorsed by The Royal Photographic Society (RPS), available to join now on

FutureLearn and The University of Sheffield announce free online course to support victims of domestic violence

To coincide with #InternationalWomensDay @SheffieldUni is launching the second run of the ‘Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence’ course on @FutureLearn, which was named one of the best online courses of 2019 by global #MOOC search engine and review site, @ClassCentral.

Free online course on understanding and preventing the spread of coronavirus

@FutureLearn launch Free online course on understanding and preventing the spread of #coronavirus  With 71,429 cases in 25 countries and sadly 1,775 deaths so far in 4 countries - 1,772 in China and one each in Japan, the Philippines and France - the novel coronavirus outbreak currently constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.* There is now a free online course open for registration on “COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus” from experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, a renowned institute of public health, available on, the leading social learning platform. 

#GDPR a timely opportunity: The European Union General Data Protection Regulation

If you were to ask anyone “what is the first thing that comes to mind if you hear ‘GDPR’?” it is likely they have heard of it and the responses “bigger fines” and “right to be forgotten” will be top of the list. For the uninitiated though, GDPR and its sanctions applies just as much to education institutions as it does to businesses.

Online learning bolsters chances of promotion

FutureLearn, the online social learning platform owned by The Open University, has today published new research revealing that employees’ chances of promotion and securing a new role are enhanced by taking an online course.


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