FutureLearn

FutureLearn

 
 

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.

For more information see:

http://media.uow.edu.au/releases/UOW196406
https://twitter.com/FutureLearn/status/608929236192235520
https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/futurelearn-looks-beyond-1-offerings-post-92s

Last reviewed: 26 October, 2015