MOOC Platform FutureLearn

General Information

Best for
Higher Education students, Professionals, General interest
Subjects
Arts & Humanities, Sciences, Technology, Social Sciences, Education, Business
Type of learning
Academic, Professional
Course type
Video, audio and reading material, with short quizzes and assignments
Languages
English
Certification
Yes
Learning pathways
Yes
Mobile Apps
No, but the platform is designed to work on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers

FutureLearn is a UK-based MOOC platform wholly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group, and offers a diverse selection of free courses from leading universities and internationally renowned organisations from around the world.

Users can browse the individual course list or take advantage of one of FutureLearn's "Collections", a hand-picked selection of free online courses, to help learners discover a new passion, understand a subject in depth or become an expert in a particular field.

In addition to taking individual courses, learners can enrol in Programs to master a subject in depth with the possibility to earn academic credit or professional accreditation.

Students benefit from free access to Futurelearn courses, but can also opt to "Upgrade" to gain unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn, access to course tests and a Certificate of Achievement on completion of the course. Courses are delivered one step at a time via video, audio and reading material, with short quizzes and assignments. It is a private company owned by the Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education.

Tools & Features
  • 6.5 million+ learners
  • 400+ courses
  • 20 learning pathway programs
  • 130+ partner institutions
  • Video, audio and reading material, quizzes & tests
  • Peer review assignments on some courses
  • Transferable university credit on some course programs
  • Course Upgrades
  • User profiles
  • Content-linked discussion forums
  • Course dashboard
  • Exams available on some courses
  • No Mobile apps currently, but the platform is designed to work on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers
Certification
A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students who successfully complete an upgraded course. Students who opt to take the free version of a course also have the option to buy a Certificate of Achievement.

CREDIT
FutureLearn offers programs of courses allowing students to earn academic credit, professional accreditation and other awards. For more information, see MOOCs for Credit programs on FutureLearn.

DEGREES
In partnership with Deakin University, Futurelearn currently offers 4 fully online Master's Degrees in Cyber Security, Information Technology, Humanitarian and Development Action and Leadership. Find out more here

Course Info

Course Cost
Both Free & Paid Courses
Skill Type
Academic, Business Skills, Technical Skills, Language Skills
Course Type
MOOCs
Course Format
Scheduled
Course Language
English
Credentials
ID Verified Certificates (Paid), University Credits, Degrees

Latest reviews

Number of courses
5.00 star(s)
Partner Institutions
4.00 star(s)
Course format
1.00 star(s)
Materials
1.00 star(s)
Instruction
4.00 star(s)
Assessment
4.00 star(s)
Accreditation
5.00 star(s)
Social tools & features
1.00 star(s)
Interface usability
1.00 star(s)
I tried to take some courses from this site, but it was just so unintuitive with the interface of this site. Having used Coursera and Edx, I felt sort of blank at the design of the page demotivating me to study. Maybe something fancy is not what would attract me more
Number of courses
5.00 star(s)
Partner Institutions
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Course format
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Materials
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Instruction
5.00 star(s)
Assessment
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Accreditation
3.00 star(s)
Social tools & features
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I like the fact that I can also download lectures in PDF to cut cost on video streaming, which very expensive on this part of the world.
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Reactions: Carolyn
Number of courses
4.00 star(s)
Partner Institutions
5.00 star(s)
Course format
4.00 star(s)
Materials
5.00 star(s)
Instruction
5.00 star(s)
Assessment
4.00 star(s)
Accreditation
3.00 star(s)
Social tools & features
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Interface usability
4.00 star(s)
Lots of different topics. Most courses are powered by British universities. Courses last between 2 and 8 weeks. An ideal way to dive into different kinds of highly interesting knowledge.
  • Like
Reactions: Rose King

Comments

Gives you flexible time, on their free courses. 2 weeks course and you get 4 weeks to complete it in.
Would recommend, as I have done a number of their free courses.
 

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