The University of Kent will expand its partnership with the FutureLearn social learning platform to include several new credit micro-references.
With these micro-audiences the University of Kent and FutureLearn will be expanding an established partnershipwhile the university launched its first FutureLearn programming course back in 2016.
Over the past four years, Kent has conducted a series of popular courses on the FutureLearn platform, covering topics such as history, autism and politics, and has collected more than 150,000 registrations.
FutureLearn Microdistories is created and accredited by universities as professional certificates designed to assist in the formation of career skills. In addition, to improve a deeper understanding of subjects, it gives students the opportunity to earn academic credits.
Kent Law School and FutureLearn Micro Audience will be launched in 2021
The Kent Law School has announced that in early 2021 it will launch a new microcredit “Critical International Migration Law”. The course will be online FutureLearn and will give students extensive knowledge specific to international law.
Justin Cook, director of content and partnerships at FutureLearn, said: “The University of Kent is one of our long-standing partners and we are excited to expand our relationship to include microscience.
“At FutureLearn, we believe that micro-authoritative data is a key tenet of our mission to transform access to education. By sharing the degree, we give students access to high-quality modular learning that fits into their lives and work at an affordable price. ”
The Kent Law School course will be one of a new set of microcredit to be launched by Kent and FutureLearn.
Commenting on the development, Anthony Manning, dean of internationalization at the University of Kent, said: «The development of our microcredit is a natural step in developing Kent’s collaboration with FutureLearn. This is a key part of the University’s commitment to expand worldwide access to our learning opportunities in new and flexible ways. We have identified a series of micro-audiences that we believe will appeal to our British and international audiences, and we look forward to expanding the reach of our educational services in this new and exciting manner. ”
The University captures positive student feedback on FutureLearn courses
Thanks to that educational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemicKent signed up for the FutureLearn Campus, which allowed universities to give students and staff free improved access to short courses across the platform.
After launching their FutureLearn courses, the University of Kent and FutureLearn said they recorded 93.5% positive feedback about students enrolled in the courses.
Cook added: “We aim to give our students access to the skills they need to stay competitive in fast-paced jobs, and as digital innovation continues to impact the way we work, research has shown that 64% of HR executives believe that in the future the need for lifelong learning will require higher levels of education and more empowerment.
“The economic devastation caused by the pandemic has only exacerbated this need for training, and we are proud to work with promising institutions such as the University of Kent who are passionate about equipping students and professionals with skills not only for the current climate but also for the future.” .
Emaido Affia is a reporter from Nigeria’s Global Education Times that covers stories from North America, Middle America and Africa for publication. Emaido is an experienced journalist and also a lifestyle blogger in her spare time.