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FutureLearn announces collaboration with Amity, Asia’s number one online education platform

Amity University Online and FutureLearn join forces to allow Indian professionals access to great learning to enhance their careers  

Amity University Online, India, today announced a deal with FutureLearn, Europe’s leading social learning platform, to enable the online university to amplify its existing pool of professional courses. Through this formal collaboration with FutureLearn, Amity will be able to offer FutureLearn’s vast portfolio of flexible online courses to professionals, institutes and corporates.

“We are driven by our mission to deliver quality education to students and professionals from all walks of life and to make sure they excel in their careers. This groundbreaking deal with FutureLearn will only further our mission and underscore our commitment to online learners in India and around the globe. We are focused on making online education more accessible. Today’s learners need to be able to access learning on their own schedules and FutureLearn’s flexible, anytime, anywhere learning allows them to do just that,” said Mr Ajit Chauhan, Chairman, Amity Online, Amity Skills & Vocational Training.

Chauhan continued, “Our plan is to collaborate with prevalent universities and institutions based primarily out of the US, UK, and Australia, and create a model to bring education opportunities closer to learners than ever before.”

Whether it is for achieving personal goals, discovering a new hobby, changing jobs, upgrading skills, or acquiring an undergraduate or even a postgraduate degree qualification, there are a variety of top-quality online courses available on the FutureLearn platform in subjects such as Business & Management, Creative Arts & Media, Health & Psychology, Languages & Cultures, Law, Literature, Teaching, Science, Engineering & Maths, Tech & Coding, Study Skills, Nature & Environment, Politics & the Modern World, History and many more.

People can learn by watching videos, listening to audio and reading articles followed by short quizzes from educators from top universities and cultural institutions. Learners can also achieve a certificate upon successful completion of their chosen course, demonstrating the skills and learning gained during the course and can be easily added to online professional profile or resume and shared with employers.

Mark Lester, Managing Director, Universities and Educational Partnerships at FutureLearn, commented on the announcement:

“FutureLearn’s mission is to transform access to education and enable universities to scale their courses to service the needs of an ever expanding pool of students. India represents a major market where students are demanding access to high quality professional courses to pursue their chosen career.”

Lester continued, “We’re delighted to be collaborating with Amity to bring courses from our partners, including a quarter of the world’s top universities, to employers, educational institutions and learners.”

About Amity Online: Asia’s No.1 Online education platform, that is purely devoted to excellence in Online programs, e-learning, and to mounting students in various disciplines who make a difference worldwide. Their Online Education Partnership Management Company, Univo Edtech, caters to 360 degree needs of the Education Institutions, right from Student Acquisition to Alumni Management. It is an offshoot of Amity Education Group. Carrying forward the AUO inheritance of over two decades in Online education, they are far ahead in terms of technology that they use for Online learning programs. The programs are specially designed for working professionals, and designed and delivered by 6000+ eminent corporate experts and faculties.

About FutureLearn: A leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. FutureLearn has over nine million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives. It partners with over a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and Health Education England (HEE). It’s also involved in government-backed initiatives to address skills gaps such as The Institute of Coding and the National Centre for Computing Education.

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