FutureLearn Academic Network (FLAN)

The next FutureLearn Academic Network (FLAN) will be hosted at the University of Leeds in conjunction with the Centre for Research in Digital Education.

The University of Leeds is a partner institution with FutureLearn to develop Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online courses. FLAN was established in 2013 to connect staff and students based at FutureLearn partner institutions, share research and explore shared research opportunities. These include joint research bids and publications, comparative studies using shared FutureLearn data, course designs, and methods to analyse and evaluate courses. The event is an opportunity to catch up with research into FutureLearn and MOOCs, and to talk informally with colleagues from other FutureLearn partner organisations.

There will be two strands of presentations/discussions at FLAN at Leeds:

  • the impact of MOOCs and learning at scale on higher education both in the UK and globally; 
  • the role of educators in MOOCs.

The event will begin with a welcome from Sir Alan Langlands, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds. This will be followed by a keynote from Prof Neil Morris, the Dean of Digital Education at the University of Leeds.

The remainder of the day will consist of a range of presentations from researchers working in the area of MOOCs and learning at scale.

The event will be live streamed and a recording posted on the FutureLearn Partner Site together with any slides/papers etc. for those who cannot make it. 

Location details

10:00 – 11:30 Liberty Building LG.06 

11:30 – close Charles Thackrah G.05 

Register to attend

If you would like to attend, either in person or remotely, please register your place here or email flan@futurelearn.com