105 – FutureLearn

newtoolflNEW on the list in 2016

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

Website Cost Availability
 www.futurelearn.com Free Online
Past Overall Rankings
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Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2016 Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning 2016
Top 100 Tools for
Education 2016
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Comments from some of those who selected FutureLearn as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2016

“This is the first time I’ve added a MOOC site to the list. Since their introduction in 2008 and development from 2012 as a mode of learning I’ve always thought they needed to be included but never felt that they had the traction required. This was partly because, for some, the jury was still out on them but to me, more importantly, they had a firm US bias. When Futurelearn launched as a UK based MOOC provider I was always hopeful that it would be able to provide the quality that the other MOOC providers offered but with a more UK centric approach. After a slow start, I think they’ve found their space and the content offer is currently used by over 4m people. I’d class that as established now.” Andrew Jacobs, L&D Manager, UK

“The interactivity of the platform although I also get lost in all the contributions.” e-learning developer, Rwanda