135 – FutureLearn

DOWN 32 places in 2020

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 on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 66
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
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Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 135 2019: 103 2018: 86 2017: 106 2016: 105 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected FutureLearn as one of their top tools

“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.

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