What is a MOOC?
A massive open online course (MOOC) is a free online course that supports learning in a variety of different subjects. The courses are available on FutureLearn, which is the UK’s social learning platform, wholly owned by the Open University, UK with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education. The aim is to connect learners from across the globe with educators and with each other.
You can buy a Statement of Participation for these online courses — a personalised, printed certificate to show that you’ve taken part. You must mark more than 50% of all course steps as complete and attempt all test questions to be eligible to buy a statement of participation.
Over 122,000 learners registered for our first MOOC, and participation levels were some of the highest that FutureLearn has seen since their launch in December 2012.
What are the British Council MOOCs?
The British Council is working closely with FutureLearn and its university partners to facilitate students’ access to British Council English language content and assessment.
Our next online MOOC is the Professional Practices for English Language Teaching free online course starting on 31 August 2015.