In June 2015 the University of Wollongong (UOW) signed a new partnership agreement with online education learning platform FutureLearn, owned by Open University (UK).
In partnership with over 60 institutions, FutureLearn offers a diverse range of free online courses from leading educators around the world.
UOW joins this prestigious group in the newly created Centres of Excellence member category, which focuses on research-based education.
The four UOW MOOCS to be produced are:
|Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts||AIIM Australian Institute of Innovative Materials|
|How Old Is It? Archaeological Dating Methods||CAS Centre for Archaeological Science|
|Childhood Obesity: A Tool Box||ESRI Early Start Research Institute|
|Understanding Common Childhood Diseases||GSM Graduate School of Medicine|
UOW first joined the open learning community with its first MOOCs launched through Open2Study in 2013, and has also produced in-house MOOCs to support its enrolled students. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Eeva Leinonen, said the new partnership gives UOW an even broader opportunity to bring our world-class research and our research-led learning to an international audience, while at the same time investing in up-skilling our staff and organisation to be more innovative with distance/online education offerings.
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