Coventry University and social learning company, FutureLearn, have agreed a 5-year partnership that will see the launch of 50 new online postgraduate degree courses. The courses will be delivered completely online, meaning they will be accessible to learners around the globe. FutureLearn, which has over six million learners worldwide, already […]

Coventry University to Offer Online Degrees With FutureLearn

Adult Learners’ Week (19 – 25 June 2017) celebrates and promotes adult learning opportunities. Sometimes known as the Festival of Learning, Adult Learner’s Week is now recognised in over 55 countries worldwide. It aims to highlight the value of learning during adulthood, emphasising that learning does not end at 18 […]

Adult Learner’s Week

Social networking giant Facebook is testing new features that promise to turn the network into an online learning platform. Some Facebook groups listed as a school or class have already noticed that they can add course units that link to one another. As members of the group work their way […]

Facebook as a Learning Platform?

Research by training platform Course Library has found that online learning opportunities can help people to overcome a career slump. The research found that 80.6 percent of workers in the UK have experienced a career slump, with over 32 per cent believing that this is due to a lack of […]

Overcome a Career Slump with Online Learning!

Online learning provider, Coursera, has announced that it has raised $64 million in a Series D round of funding. Rick Level, CEO of Coursera, said that the company intends to use the funding to accelerate its business in three areas: to develop new technology that will allow them to improve […]

Online learning startup Coursera raises $64M in latest funding round

There is growing recognition among traditional learning providers such as schools and colleges that online learning can provide a solution to some of their greatest challenges. In these days of budget cuts and falling school rolls, it has become ever more difficult to provide children and young people with a […]

Online Learning as a Mainstream Solution

by Krista Wallace Increase in mature students using online learning to further their education Online learning has created new opportunities for adults wishing to further their education whilst balancing a full-time job and home life. The National states that more and more professionals are turning to E-learning courses to gain […]

Increase in Adult Learners Online

by Krista Wallace In a major reform, new government legislation introduced by New Zealand Education Minister Hekia Parata will allow students to enrol with accredited online learning providers instead of attending school, says the New Zealand Herald. Under new education reforms, any registered school, polytechnic or approved body will be […]

Online Learning in New Zealand

by Krista Wallace Online learning allows learners to acquire new skills and qualifications; it is becoming more and more popular with students who require a balance between coursework and their professional life. Employers are now giving more importance to qualifications achieved through online learning, as many courses rapidly adapt to […]

7 Trends in Online Learning

Imperial College London has launched a range of free MBA taster courses for online learners. These are the first MOOCs offered by the Business School at Imperial College and are offered in collaboration with edX. The short courses are intended for students who are considering a full MBA degree course. […]

Imperial College Offers Free MBA Tasters

Augmented reality and cloud computing are increasingly important technologies in the e-learning field. Jhansi Mary, a lead analyst at tech consultancy, Technavio, notes: “The e-learning market in the US is growing rapidly due to changes in the education sector, such as the introduction of education technology and online content to […]

New Technology in E-Learning

The University of Michigan, a founding partner of Coursera, is to begin delivering courses on the edX platform this spring. The university’s Office of Digital Education & Innovation will launch the first of four programs, to include: Finance for Everyone: Smart Tools for Decision-Making; Data Science Ethics; Social Work: Meeting […]

U Michigan Expands to edX