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FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

They believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.

They’re a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education.

They have 57 partners from around the world. These include many of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, such as the British Council, the British Library, the British Museum, and the National Film and Television School.

They also work with a range of internationally renowned organisations - from professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), to businesses like the BBC and Marks & Spencer, to the UK Government.

They launched their first courses in September 2013 and since then, 1,651,773 people have joined FutureLearn.

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May 1st 2017

This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.

Average: 5.5 (4 votes)
Apr 24th 2017

Learn to use pricing strategies to increase your firm’s revenue, and set the right price for the right person at the right time. How do airlines, hotels, resorts and other organisations manage their prices? Why are these prices apparently unrelated to costs and different for each consumer? And what are the underlying reasons and processes behind these prices?

Average: 7.9 (8 votes)
Apr 17th 2017

Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today. Subcultures have existed for a long time: the greasers of 1950s America, the mods and rockers of the 1960s and 70s in England, the grunge of the 1980s and 90s, to name a few. Each subculture sits within a broader ‘parent’ culture and can often give us an insight into cultural fears and hopes, especially in the youth of the population. On this course you will get an introduction to Japanese subcultures that have developed since the 1970s.

Average: 6.7 (7 votes)
Apr 17th 2017

Understand learners, policy and practice with this continuing professional development course for English language teachers.

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Apr 17th 2017

Create simple systems that respond to and control the physical world using the Raspberry Pi and Python. This free online course will introduce you to Physical Computing, showing you how easy it is to create a system that responds to and controls the physical world, using computer programs running on the Raspberry Pi.

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Apr 17th 2017

What science discoveries will you choose to write about? By recording experiments and publishing the results of studies and discoveries, scientists can share their important work, and find an engaged audience. While keeping records can be easy, writing accessibly about the findings for scientific publications can be difficult, especially for those new to the field.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Apr 17th 2017

Prepare for undertaking an International Health Elective, in this course developed in collaboration with King's College London. International health electives (IHEs) are highly variable, student-organised placements that offer important opportunities for student-directed learning about health and healthcare in unfamiliar contexts. They enable medical and healthcare students to take responsibility for their own learning and to explore areas of interest relevant to future careers.

Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
Apr 17th 2017

Social Businesses are designed to improve society. In this course you will learn the main concepts to design a Social Business. This free online course focuses on the concept of Social Business and the main variables that we need to take into account when creating a Social Business.

Average: 4.3 (3 votes)
Apr 17th 2017

Learn how to be professionally involved in teaching, support and governing of higher education institutions. The University of Groningen currently employs over 700 student assistants and has opened up all of its governing bodies to student participation.

Average: 5 (3 votes)
Apr 17th 2017

Discover why pricing is key to the success of your startup, with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program. Do you ever hear people say “I have a lot of interest in my business and I am working hard, but I am not making any money”? This free online course will help you understand the key aspects of getting your prices and costs right, while aligning pricing to your marketing strategies.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Apr 17th 2017

Find out how to make the most of your time at university and ensure you have the skills and experience graduate employers want. This free online course will show you how to make the most of the time you’ll spend in higher education, with the ultimate aim of improving your prospects when you graduate.

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Apr 17th 2017

Discover how communities and experts are joining together to end trachoma disease across 42 endemic countries by the year 2020. An estimated 200 million people are at risk of trachoma in 42 countries. Trachoma is a neglected tropical disease. It occurs in some of the poorest populations with limited access to clean water, sanitation, and healthcare, and is the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. At present, we have a unique opportunity to eliminate this disease.

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Apr 17th 2017

Understand key programming concepts and apply them using Scratch, with this introductory course for primary or K-5 teachers. This free online course will provide a comprehensive introduction to programming, designed for non-subject-specialist primary or K-5 teachers.

Average: 1.7 (3 votes)
Apr 17th 2017

Explore the role of football in the world today - including finances, clubs, nations and rivalries - with this free online course. At the beginning of the twentieth century, football was the most popular game in the western world and has since grown to become a global spectacle.

Average: 6.7 (12 votes)
Apr 17th 2017

Understand the emerging discipline of translational medicine and the process of taking research from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside'. Translational medicine, also known as translational science or translational research, is a new, growing discipline in medicine that aims to ensure research flows from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside’. This means translating medical research findings into clinical treatment options, drug development and diagnostic tools, as well as bringing clinical difficulties back to the research bench for further development.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Apr 10th 2017

Explore the role of technology and data in cities, and learn how you can participate in the creation of smart cities. Cities are incubators of innovation and opportunities but they also face great challenges such as rapid urbanisation, climate change and inequality. How can smart cities address these challenges and become more resilient? And what role will people play in the design and planning of our smart cities?

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Apr 10th 2017

Our lives depend on online services. Gain essential cyber security knowledge and skills, to help protect your digital life. We shop online. We work online. We play online. We live online. As our lives increasingly depend on digital services, the need to protect our information from being maliciously disrupted or misused is really important.

Average: 6.4 (25 votes)
Apr 10th 2017

Learn how to apply climate change leadership in your business, municipality or organization, with this free online course. Climate change creates a situation of unprecedented urgency, complexity and uncertainty, but also opens up new opportunities for innovation and leadership. In this free online course, you will get a view of the leadership challenges associated with climate change, as well as the new arenas that are opening up for climate action.

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Apr 3rd 2017

Learn about how the Internet of Things can help people aging well with this free online course. The Internet of Things (IoT) includes many new digital health technologies, from apps to wearable devices to home sensors - devices that are expected to revolutionize healthcare in the near future. But when will they become truly useful and usable for those with the most at stake: older adults with multiple medical problems? This is just one of the questions we will tackle on this course.

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Apr 3rd 2017

Learn how innovation has changed the food industry and the way we shop, and think about the global issue of food waste. This course considers the ways in which the food industry has evolved over the past 70 years and has created the industry of convenience we have today.

Average: 6.3 (7 votes)

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