, FutureLearn, have announced an international strategic partnership to assist meet the short-developing call for career-lengthy, bendy studying.
DCU’s collaboration with FutureLearn will allow the college to stay at the forefront of the virtual motion that is reworking twenty-first century training.
There is a global call for lifelong and micro-studying possibilities from legit universities as people are seeking to enhance their capabilities, abilities, and expertise to thrive inside the place of business and society.
DCU will offer more than a few short and longer accredited guides from micro credentials to postgraduate levels aimed at operating specialists and international inexperienced persons.
The publications will cover a large style of topics: from Artificial Intelligence to Irish Language and Culture, to FinTech for Business Leaders.
Over 45,000 newbies from 136 international locations have already participated in DCU’s suite of on line Irish Language and Culture short courses, Fáilte ar Líne, on the FutureLearn Platform.
The initiative became co-funded by way of the Department of Culture, Heritage, and Gaeltacht, under the Twenty-Year Strategy for the Irish Language with help from the National Lottery.
The statement of the global partnership turned into made on the “Leading Learning Futures Forum” held at DCU this afternoon (Wednesday, June 12th) attended via the President of DCU Professor Brian MacCraith, Simon Nelson, CEO of FutureLearn, and attendees from the schooling and technology sectors.
The forum gives a worldwide perspective on the future of better schooling and particularly how Ireland can respond to and harness the opportunities that arise from this.
The partnership with FutureLearn may be operated through the National Institute of Digital Learning (NIDL) at DCU.
Announcing the initiative, DCU President Professor Brian MacCraith said:
“I am overjoyed that DCU has to turn out to be one in all a small variety of global university partners of FutureLearn. This partnership, also, strengthens DCU’s dedication to growing educational opportunity and helping a culture of innovation in learning.
By delivering a huge range of bendy, technology-better programs, we will make sure DCU stays on the reducing edge of training’s virtual revolution.
Through this partnership, DCU will supply a large variety of services to freshmen around the world, from quick guides to micro-credentials, to complete postgraduate awards.”
Simon Nelson, CEO of FutureLearn, said:
“FutureLearn’s project is to convert get admission to to education — in any respect degrees of existence. Career-long, bendy learning is more crucial now than ever earlier than as simplest by using upskilling, and in some instances reskilling, can we wish to correctly navigate the ever-converting professional panorama.
Our worldwide strategic partnership with DCU will assist us in dealing with those challenges head-on.
We’re overjoyed that DCU shares our dedication to lifelong and micro-studying, and across this type of huge range of disciplines, and are excited about the possibilities this partnership will offer our international network of freshmen.”
Professor Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl of the Ideas Lab, DCU said:
“The future of labor is converting rapidly. Working professionals want opportunities to examine which reply to the challenges of flexibleness, get admission to and relevance. DCU is supporting to shape this gaining knowledge of the environment via our partnership with FutureLearn.
We also are excited about what we can research from global newcomers and how we can enhance the design and guide of digital learning on an international scale.”
FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform shaped in December 2012 by way of The Open University and is now mutually owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. FutureLearn has over 9 million human beings signed up international.
FutureLearn makes use of design, technology, and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible, and bendy on-line courses in addition to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve operating lives.
It companions with over a quarter of the world’s pinnacle universities, as well as companies which include Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and Health Education England (HEE). It’s additionally concerned in authorities-backed tasks to cope with skills gaps inclusive of The Institute of Coding and the National Centre for Computing Education.
Pictured (l-r) Simon Nelson, CEO of FutureLearn, Professor Mairead Nic Giolla Mhichil and Professor Brian MacCraith, the President of DCU