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FutureLearn Opportunities

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FutureLearn is an online education platform from the UK, founded in 2012. FutureLearn provides educational content to over 12 million learners from around the world by partnering with institutions across the globe.

University Instructors will be able to teach MOOCs, short courses, microcredentials and degrees in the FutureLearn platform.

The University of Montana is a partner of FutureLearn; faculty and staff interested in teaching in the FutureLearn platform are invited to reach out to UMOnline to start an exploratory conversation.

Why should you launch a course with FutureLearn?

Instructors should consider launching a course with FutureLearn if they are interested in:

  • Reaching a global audience – FutureLearn has over 12 million learners from around the world!
  • Attract new students to programs.
  • Disseminating research.
  • Connecting on-campus students with students from around the world.
  • Creating stackable credentials in a global platform.
  • Generating additional revenue for the program or courses' college or department.
  • Creating new academic pathways for students and generating interest in subject fields.

Exploratory Conversation

Submit your inquiry to UMOnline. Inquiry forms are submitted through Qualtrics. Once your proposal has been received you will be contacted by a UMOnline administrator regarding next steps.

UMOnline will help you identify your audience and course/program pricing through Market Research. We can also help you identify your course development needs and help you design and develop the course. Once you have identified your needs and expenses, a financial budget will be developed.

Financial Model

Non-credit offerings rely solely on self-support fees to operate, as opposed to for-credit offerings which are prescribed by the Board of Regent’s approved tuition and fee matrix, and are funded entirely by UM General Fund budget allocation.

Non-credit offerings have the ability to generate revenue for a department. After initial costs are covered (including FutureLearn’s share revenue portion), the net-revenue generated is disbursed between the College/Department, the University and UMOnline.

Internal Approval

MOU Signed with UMOnline, Department Chair and Dean.

FutureLearn Proposal

You can read more about FutureLearn Proposal and Timelines online.

Marketing

You can learn more about FutureLearn Marketing and PR online.

FutureLearn Review

You can read more about FutureLearn AQ and Course Criteria online.

Delivery

You can read more about FutureLearn on Running your course online.

Program Review and Changes

You can read more about FutureLearn Evaluation and Re-running your course online.

Step 1

Exploratory Conversation

Submit your inquiry to UMOnline. Inquiry forms are submitted through Qualtrics. Once your proposal has been received you will be contacted by a UMOnline administrator regarding next steps.

UMOnline will help you identify your audience and course/program pricing through Market Research. We can also help you identify your course development needs and help you design and develop the course. Once you have identified your needs and expenses, a financial budget will be developed.

Financial Model

Non-credit offerings rely solely on self-support fees to operate, as opposed to for-credit offerings which are prescribed by the Board of Regent’s approved tuition and fee matrix, and are funded entirely by UM General Fund budget allocation.

Non-credit offerings have the ability to generate revenue for a department. After initial costs are covered (including FutureLearn’s share revenue portion), the net-revenue generated is disbursed between the College/Department, the University and UMOnline.

Internal Approval

MOU Signed with UMOnline, Department Chair and Dean.

FutureLearn Proposal

You can read more about FutureLearn Proposal and Timelines online.

Marketing

You can learn more about FutureLearn Marketing and PR online.

FutureLearn Review

You can read more about FutureLearn AQ and Course Criteria online.

Delivery

You can read more about FutureLearn on Running your course online.

Program Review and Changes

You can read more about FutureLearn Evaluation and Re-running your course online.