The Open University (OU) will launch its first paid postgraduate course on its online social learning platform FutureLearn, in its 50th anniversary year, paving the way for similar initiatives to come, reports EdTechnology.
The pilot will see the first qualification, a Post Graduate certificate in Open and Distance Education starting in February 2019, with registrations now open.
This initiative aims to offer learners a completely new experience; combining the OU’s expertise in Technology Enhanced Learning with FutureLearn’s market-leading delivery model.
The move will allow the OU to evaluate the opportunities that come from using the FutureLearn platform, including capitalising on its global reach and the potential to reduce costs.
Further credit-bearing courses on FutureLearn are expected in the future.
For more details, read the EdTechnology article here: https://edtechnology.co.uk/Article/open-university-celebrates-50th-anniversary-and-launches-first-paid-online-course/