Dublin City University and Europe’s leading online social studying platform, FutureLearn, will announce a worldwide strategic partnership to assist meet the short-growing call for profession-lengthy, flexible learning later today at DCU. DCU’s collaboration with FutureLearn will permit the university to stay at the vanguard of the digital movement that is remodeling twenty-first-century education. There is a global demand for lifelong and micro-studying possibilities from legitimate universities as people search to enhance their abilties, skills, and information to thrive inside the workplace and society.
DCU will provide a range of brief and longer authorized guides from micro-credentials to postgraduate ranges geared toward working experts and international novices. The guides will cover a huge style of topics: from Artificial Intelligence to Irish Language and Culture, to FinTech for Business Leaders. Over 45,000 freshmen from 136 countries have already participated in DCU’s online courses. Over forty-five 000 freshmen from 136 nations have already participated in DCU’s suite of online Irish Language and Culture brief guides, Fáilte ar Líne, at the FutureLearn Platform. The initiative became co-funded with the aid of the Department of Culture, Heritage, and Gaeltacht, underneath the Twenty-Year Strategy for the Irish Language with a guide from the National Lottery.
The announcement of the global partnership can be made at the “Leading Learning Futures Forum” held at DCU this afternoon attended via the President of DCU Professor Brian MacCraith, Simon Nelson, CEO of FutureLearn, and attendees from the schooling and generation sectors. The forum affords a worldwide angle at the future of higher education and especially how Ireland can reply to and harness the possibilities that arise from this. The partnership with FutureLearn can be operated via the National Institute of Digital Learning (NIDL) at DCU.
Announcing the initiative, DCU President Professor Brian MacCraith said:
“I am delighted that DCU has ended up one among a small range of worldwide college companions of FutureLearn. This partnership similarly strengthens DCU’s commitment to increasing instructional possibility and helping a way of life of innovation in getting to know. By delivering an extensive range of bendy, era-more suitable programs, we can make sure DCU stays on the reducing fringe of training’s digital revolution. Through this partnership, DCU will supply a huge range of offerings to beginners around the world, from brief publications to micro-credentials, to complete postgraduate awards.”
Simon Nelson, CEO of FutureLearn, said:
“FutureLearn’s project is to transform get right of entry to training — at all tiers of existence. Career-lengthy, bendy mastering is greater important now than ever before than only using upskilling. In a few cases of reskilling, can we desire to navigate the ever-changing professional landscape correctly? Our international strategic partnership with DCU will assist us in addressing those demanding situations head-on. We’re thrilled that DCU shares our commitment to lifelong and micro-studying, and across such a wide variety of disciplines, and are excited about the opportunities this partnership will offer our global community of learners.”
Professor Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl of the Ideas Lab, DCU said:
“The future of labor is changing swiftly. Working experts need opportunities to analyze which respond to the challenges of flexibility, access, and relevance. DCU is supporting to shape this studying environment through our partnership with FutureLearn. We are also excited about what we will analyze from worldwide learners and how we can improve the design and help of virtual gaining knowledge on an international scale.”