Free politics and economics course starts Monday 20 March

It’s only 10 days till our free online course on politics and economics starts. You can enrol on the course now and start connecting with other learners in the welcome area. You will find a fascinating range of learners are already in discussion in the welcome area. This includes people from all around the world, …

What are the links between politics and economics?

Join Sir Vince Cable and leading experts at the University Of Nottingham to find out about the connections between politics and economics in our free online course. The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians explores the work of major political figures and the economic ideas they adopted. The course is run by experts …

Register for our Designing E-Learning for Health MOOC

The second run of the University of Nottingham’s Designing E-Learning for Health MOOC starts on Monday 13 February. The 5-week course, hosted on the UK’s multi-institutional FutureLearn platform, is open for registration now. In this free online course, students learn how to translate real-life experiences into effective e-learning. They will be introduced to a methodology …

British government sets up taskforce to fight against modern slavery

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has set up a task force to coordinate the government’s response to contemporary slavery. Funding of £33m will be targeted at tackling the routes of the people-trafficking trade in countries such as Nigeria. There is estimated to be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK. As the …

How “likes” can help you learn

Like other social platforms, FutureLearn has a “Like” function.  This means whenever you read something you agree with or think is well put, meaningful or significant in any way, you can respond to it, but you can also “Like” it. For each list of Comments or Discussion you can then sort posts according to how …

Advent calendar #11: A student’s view

Fouzia Nawaz offers the student view on our Sustainability online course: Online learning tools are popular among students as it is easy to access and offer flexibility for the learner to complete the tasks in their own time. Last spring as part of Nottingham Advantage Award, University of Nottingham launched an online course on “Perspectives …

Advent calendar #1: A December of preparation!

Welcome to December!  As we lead up to our first MOOC, Sustainability, Society and You, in January, we are going to have an Advent calendar throughout the month of December – there’ll be a short informative post every day, with tips on being a student in a MOOC, sneak peeks at content, sustainability news and …