New FutureLearn Moocs unveiled

A course designed to prepare students for their time at university is among nine new offerings from massive open online course provider FutureLearn

November 5, 2013

The new University of East Anglia Mooc, “Preparing for University”, will go live on 20 January next year, and is aimed primarily at sixth-form students as an introduction to the skills valued by universities.

Harriet Jones, senior lecturer in Biology at UEA, said the course would “provide material to help students develop a degree of independent study”, and that it was hoped sixth-form teachers would help students to get the most from the Mooc.

“It has been developed with sixth-form teachers and university staff, to provide a first step on the transition from school to university,” Dr Jones said.

The nine new courses, listed below, take the total number of FutureLearn Moocs to 29 (click here for previously announced courses).

“We’ll be consistently building on our course line up, working closely with our university partners to make sure that FutureLearn offers something for everyone,” said Simon Nelson, its chief executive. 

New FutureLearn Moocs with start dates:

Shakespeare’s Hamlet: text, performance and culture - University of Birmingham (13 January)

Preparing for university - University of East Anglia (20 January)

Good brain, bad brain: basics - University of Birmingham ( January)

Exploring our oceans - University of Southampton (3 February)    

Teaching computing, part 1 - University of East Anglia (3 February)

Exploring anatomy: the human abdomen - University of Leeds (10 February)

Understanding drugs and addiction - Kings College London (17 February)

A beginner’s guide to English for university study - Reading University (17 February)

Good brain, bad brain: Parkinson’s disease - the University of Birmingham (24 February)

chris.parr@tsleducation.com

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