FutureLearn is go, but it is not quite the finished article | News | Times Higher Education
The first courses on FutureLearn, the UK’s massive open online course platform, began last week, a full 10 months after The Open University-owned company was unveiled.
A total of 20 courses have so far been announced (see box below), with more promised later this year. The Secret Power of Brands – a 10-week course developed by the University of East Anglia – was the first to go live. Like the other early courses, it had its initial student quota capped at 10,000.
Although FutureLearn will not give out information on total sign-ups, four of the seven courses scheduled to start teaching this month or next have already reached capacity, while a spokesman for a fifth said it was “fairly clear” that its cap would be reached soon....más