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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 29th 2017

Explore 21st-century skills, ICT and multilingual approaches with this English language teaching professional development course. This free online course is for English language teachers around the world. It will help you develop the skills and practices you need for your continuing professional development (CPD).

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May 29th 2017

Understand antimicrobial resistance and how infection control can reduce it, with this free course for healthcare professionals. The World Health Organisation has warned that without urgent action, we’re headed for an era in which common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable with antibiotics for decades, can kill once more.

Average: 6.3 (7 votes)
May 29th 2017

Explore 15th century England through archaeology, history and literature. Learn more about Richard III’s discovery and reburial. The discovery of the skeleton of Richard III in a Leicester car park - and the recent revelations of an infidelity within his family’s bloodline - have made headline news around the world.In this free online course, a team of scholars from the University of Leicester address a broad set of themes about the England Richard would have inhabited in the 15th century and look back at his rediscovery and reinterment.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
May 29th 2017

Learn how to make phone calls, book accommodation, shop for food and get things done in the fifth Spanish for Beginners course.

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May 29th 2017

Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course. Anyone thinking about taking an English language test will find this course particularly useful, but all English language learners will benefit from the tips and advice given in the course.

Average: 7.3 (21 votes)
May 29th 2017

In the fifth Italian for Beginners course, learn to ask for information on trains and buy train tickets.

Average: 3.5 (4 votes)
May 29th 2017

Learn the theory and practice of functional programming in Erlang, through practical exercises and suggested projects. Functional programming is increasingly important in providing global-scale applications on the internet. For example, it’s the basis of the WhatsApp messaging system, which has over a billion users worldwide.

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May 29th 2017

Explore and solve encrypted maths puzzles, in which numbers are replaced by letters or symbols, with this free online course. On this free online course, we’ll look at three types of maths puzzle, exploring their history, meeting the puzzlists who created them, and studying and practising problem-solving techniques.

Average: 6.9 (18 votes)
May 29th 2017

Get an introduction to the language and culture of Korea, with this online Korean course from Hanyang University in Seoul. This course will introduce you to the Korean language, and present and explain Korean culture, enabling you to have real Korean conversations.

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May 29th 2017

Explore the development of new energy technologies and discover key energy challenges with this online course. In a world facing pressing energy challenges, the need for alternative energy and new energy technologies has never been more pressing. This course explores the new and upcoming technologies that may help solve some of the world’s biggest energy challenges - examining them from both a business and technological perspective.

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May 29th 2017

Discover the power of Open Data and learn how you can use it to transform business. Open Data is data that anyone can access, use or share and when used well it can be extremely powerful. It enables businesses, citizens, developers and researchers to harness resources that can make crucial improvements to their communities and the economy. It can also help with the development of new products and services, improve business efficiency and create economic value.

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May 29th 2017

Discover the science behind the Zika outbreak to understand how it is spread and can be controlled. The Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of cases of microcephaly in newborns in South America, and this outbreak has now been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization. With global attention towards this disease increasing rapidly, it is becoming clear that there is limited knowledge around how the carriers, or vectors, of Zika, are best avoided and controlled.

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May 29th 2017

Explore the role of the state in regulating criminal behaviour and the parts played by those in the criminal justice system. There are few policy areas that are underpinned by more myths and misconceptions or generate more heated debate than Crime, Justice and Society. What should the role of the police be? How do victims experience criminal justice? Are there alternative responses to crime instead of prosecution and conviction?

Average: 3.9 (8 votes)
May 29th 2017

How can you tap into social media conversations, and discover what’s being said about the things that matter to you? From the personal to the political, social media conversations are at the heart of cultural and social change. In this course you will be introduced to digital methods to analyse social media data on Twitter. You will learn from leading researchers, engage in hands-on activities and confront issues in social media data.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
May 29th 2017

Learn about the impact of technology on society. Explore the philosophy of technology and mediation theory, focused on design. In every aspect of our lives we make use of all kinds of technologies. Technologies can anticipate needs or solve problems, and they can extend or enhance human capacities and activities. Technologies have made life easier, but also complicated our world.

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May 29th 2017

Get an introduction to the language and culture of Korea, with this online Korean course from Hanyang University in Seoul. This course will introduce you to the Korean language, and present and explain Korean culture, enabling you to have real Korean conversations.

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May 22nd 2017

Learn life-saving skills to treat choking, burns, wounds or cardiac arrest in children through this free online first aid course. Each year around 830,000 children die as a result of an accidental injury – whether from road traffic crashes, drowning, burns, falls or poisoning. When a medical professional is not available, family members, carers and teachers must be the first to react to accidents. It is their timely and effective actions that save lives.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 22nd 2017

Discover how nanotechnology can be used for many new opportunities in healthcare with top University of Twente researchers. Nanotechnology is used to control and manipulate nanometer-sized matter with nanometer precision. This can be atoms, molecules, or larger biological structures such as DNA or living cells.

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May 22nd 2017

Understand the principles of electrocardiography and learn a step-by-step approach to the ECG test, with this free online course. The electrocardiograph (also known as electrocardiogram) or ECG is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure, commonly used to assess people with known or suspected heart disease, in a variety of healthcare settings. Competent recording, reading and interpretation is vital to ensure safe and effective care, yet ECGs are commonly undertaken by unqualified and junior staff, who have received little training.

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May 22nd 2017

Join us to explore how the vast amounts of data generated today can help us understand and even predict how humans behave. We increasingly rely on networked computer systems and smart cards to support our everyday activities, and everything we do generates data – whether buying bread at the supermarket, taking a ride on public transport, or calling a friend for a chat.

Average: 9 (8 votes)

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