It has been a great privilege to be Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL and inevitably as I pack my bags to make the long trip from Gordon Street to the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road, I have been reflecting on the last five years. So much has changed and so much has been achieved by UCL.
FutureLearn and free courses: is this what students really want?
20 September 2013
By Prof Stephen Caddick, University College London
Moocs are an online product of current higher education offline, says Stephen Caddick – standardised and one-size-fits-all.
FutureLearn, the Open University's long awaited online learning platform, has finally gone live with great fanfare and partnerships with some of the UK's top universities. It's an exciting addition to a growing series of online ventures across the globe that are providing education to a mass audience, free-of-charge.