Europe’s leading online social learning platform, FutureLearn, will play host to a new online course dedicated to responding to the needs and rights of unaccompanied and separated children — a course produced by sixteen leading international humanitarian agencies and children’s rights organisations including Unicef, Save the Children and the Harvard Center for Health and Human Rights.
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.
As technology evolves and digital natives make up more and more of the population, it is becoming the norm to expect access to high quality content and experiences from any device, at any time and from any location. These changing expectations are finding their way into higher education and whilst there will always be a place for campus-based degrees, learners are seeking more and more flexibility, convenience and an on-demand provision from education, as they do in other aspects of their lives.
FutureLearn, the online social learning platform committed to transforming access to education on a global scale, is offering learners a new way to engage with the platform. Unlimited is a one-off annual payment model that will give learners unlimited access to all FutureLearn short courses that offer a Certificate of Achievement, except premium courses.