FutureLearn offers free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations. Owned by Open University in the UK.

Website: futurelearn.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Ranking in the previous surveys:

2021: 218 2020: 135 2019: 103 2018: 86 2017: 106 2016: 105 2015: – 2014: –
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Comments on FutureLearn 

“MOOCs (such as FutureLearn) help us explore new topics and learn from other students as well as experts. They’re easy to dip into for quick reminders or deeper insights, and prompt us to reflect on what we already know” OU Learning Design Team, UK, 2021

“Short courses that support current teaching practices and are well designed. I’m able to quickly boost my professional development between instructional design projects, which also adds value in my CV and LinkedIn profile.” Tracie Regan, Instructional Designer, Australia, 2020

“free,. interesting courses, good format” Senior HR Advisor, Australia, 2019

“Free online learning” Organisational Development Manager, UK, 2019

Quick Guide to FutureLearn 

Here you will find some links to external resources on how to use FutureLearn for teaching, training, learning and development.

FutureLearn is one of a number of platforms that offers access to online courses. This video provides an introduction to FutureLearn

Further resources

Last updated: August 26, 2022 at 15:49 pm

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