Year 2012 was coined the so called “year of the MOOC’s” - Massive Open Online Courses - marking the entrance of FutureLearn into the United Kingdom. FutureLearn is a well-known digital education platform, offering short courses and micro-credentials all the way to full online degrees. In this interview, FutureLearn’s Chief Executive, Simon Nelson, explains the importance and relevance of educational technology companies and the challenges of learning in an incrementally expanding digital era.
He also explains how FutureLearn quickly jumped onto the MOOC bandwagon, expanding alongside numerous education technology companies in the European EdTech scene. He highlights the growing demand for digital education and lifelong learning in our transforming soceity. Platforms like FutureLearn are fostering high-quality educational experiences where people can re-skill, up-skill and learn in a fun and collaborative social environment.