218 – FutureLearn

DOWN 83 places in 2021

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 2021 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning: 113
Top 150 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
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Overall rankings in the previous 14 surveys: 2007-2020

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

Comments on FutureLearn in 2021

“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

Previous comments

“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.

Access to the Quick Guides is currently only for registered users. Registration will open up again shortly.