Flirting with
FutureLearn: early
dalliances for libraries
and MOOCs
Nicky Whitsed
What are MOOCs?
What are MOOCs?
Platform examples
Coursera
Edx
Edraak
MITx
OERu
Udacity
Yale Open Courses
Luxvera
MIRIADAx
Iversity
Ewant
UniMOOC
FutureLearn
Quality higher education, open to all, that combines
learning through doing and social interactions with
world-class story...
FutureLearn
FutureLearn
Statistics
Statistics
Statistics
Statistics
Statistics
Open University MOOCs
‘I've started this it's really good, I'm completely new to
astronomy but understand a lot and have found it brilliant
so f...
Supporting FutureLearn
Content
Digital and information literacy
Library
Further reading
Recommend
Library HUB
Community
Skills
The FutureLearn
library
HUB
Contact
Nicky Whitsed
Library Services
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
nicky.whitsed@open.ac.uk
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“Flirting with FutureLearn – early dalliances for libraries and MOOCs” (Nicky Whitsed, Open University)

  1. 1. Flirting with FutureLearn: early dalliances for libraries and MOOCs Nicky Whitsed
  2. 2. What are MOOCs?
  3. 3. What are MOOCs?
  4. 4. Platform examples Coursera Edx Edraak MITx OERu Udacity Yale Open Courses Luxvera MIRIADAx Iversity Ewant UniMOOC
  5. 5. FutureLearn
  6. 6. Quality higher education, open to all, that combines learning through doing and social interactions with world-class storytelling from renowned institutions. It can be accessed any time and anywhere; it aggregates the best online learning materials; it uses the presence of a massive number of learners and the data they produce in innovative ways to improve learning; it challenges and rewards learners and celebrates small steps of progress and the big achievements. PRODUCT VISION FutureLearn
  7. 7. FutureLearn
  8. 8. FutureLearn
  9. 9. Statistics
  10. 10. Statistics
  11. 11. Statistics
  12. 12. Statistics
  13. 13. Statistics
  14. 14. Open University MOOCs
  15. 15. ‘I've started this it's really good, I'm completely new to astronomy but understand a lot and have found it brilliant so far’ John, Facebook ‘Thank you so much for sharing this link. I had no idea there were so many fantastic courses to take for free. I will be signing up for quite a few over the year, including Moons’!’ Aimee, Facebook ‘I’ve started this course and I am loving it. It’s fascinating’ Yvonne, Facebook Student feedback – Moons MOOC
  16. 16. Supporting FutureLearn
  17. 17. Content
  18. 18. Digital and information literacy
  19. 19. Library Further reading Recommend Library HUB Community Skills The FutureLearn library HUB
  20. 20. Contact Nicky Whitsed Library Services The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA nicky.whitsed@open.ac.uk

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