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The COVID-19 outbreak has meant that most learning has had to move online forcing students and professionals to learn remotely. Although remote learning offers many advantages, one of the biggest challenges faced by online learners is the comparative lack of interaction and community support that tends to happen organically in a physical setting. Community is important in learning, as knowledge is more likely to be retained when learners work and interact with peers, ask questions and gain...
 
Many universities have announced that large classes and lectures will be online-only for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This will undoubtedly pose some challenges for students starting or returning to university this term. Here are the key challenges students are likely to face with online classes along with specific tips on how to overcome them. Technical issues In an online environment, it is highly likely that some study sessions will be interrupted by a...
 
Back in April 2020, online learning platform FutureLearn partnered with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) to launch a pilot campaign known as ‘Study with Australia'. The initiative aimed to provide free online access to a wide range of courses from leading Australian education institutions and designed to expand skillsets and further careers. Today the campaign has achieved over 836,000 enrolments from more than 460,000 learners across a collection of 52 free online...
 
MoocLab is proud to be sponsoring FutureLearn’s Festival of Learning which takes place between 22 - 26 June. At this week-long virtual conference, they’ll be celebrating the vital role of educators and learners of all ages, exploring how education, healthcare and business will evolve in a post-COVID world, how we can all collaborate to achieve great things in the wake of upheaval, and why learning together is now more important than ever. The festival will be divided into 4 key tracks...
 
Monty King, Learning Designer at FutureLearn, shares insights from the free online course ‘How To Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students’, and offers some tips if you’re new to online learning. Teaching Online How to Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students was built in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has been designed to provide support, guidance and expertise to teachers who do not know where to start with online learning. It was also conceptualised as a space for...
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