Tuesday 19 November 2013
FutureLearn to provide the platform for British Council’s first ever MOOCs
FutureLearn, the first UK-led provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), will provide the platform for British Council’s first foray into free, web-based, higher education study.
British Council will use the FutureLearn platform to launch its first ever MOOCs, designed to help people develop proficiency in English. The new web-based courses will build on British Council’s long-standing expertise in supporting learners and teachers to improve and assess their English language ability globally. Building on this experience, the British Council and FutureLearn are working closely together to create a portfolio of English language MOOCs, and to provide a route for learners to take International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessments at British Council testing centres. The new MOOCs will enable learners around the world to prepare for higher education study in English, and to communicate in English more effectively.