Loughborough University joins Futurelearn
The first free, open, online platform for courses from multiple UK universities and other leading higher education institutions has announced a further five partners today (3 May), including Loughborough University and the British Museum.
Loughborough and the British Museum join Strathclyde and Glasgow universities, alongside 17 other universities, the British Council and British Library, as part of Futurelearn, with each committing to providing engaging and entertaining courses when the site launches.
Loughborough will offer courses in mathematics, enterprise and innovation – areas in which the University already has a well-established reputation for excellence.
Futurelearn was founded in December 2012 and now has 24 partners including those announced today.
FutureLearn Launch CEO Simon Nelson said:
“We are delighted that more of the UK’s leading universities, along with one of its most popular cultural institutions, have agreed to work with Futurelearn and will join the growing ranks of institutions that will offer high quality, entertaining and enjoyable courses to people across the world. We are committed to removing the barriers to education by making learning more accessible, inspiring and useful to people, no matter what stage of life they are at. These partnerships will enable us to open up access to the best academics from world-class universities and cultural institutions and deliver new forms of social learning at large scale.”
Professor Morag Bell, Pro Vice Chancellor for Teaching at Loughborough University, said:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Futurelearn. Loughborough has a well-established reputation for providing its students with a first-class education. Through these online courses, we will be able to make these outstanding learning opportunities available to even greater numbers of students.”
[Adapted from Loughborough University press release 3 May]