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Up Periscope! Supporting learning with live broadcasts

Student Digital Champions Tim O’Riordan and Hannah Watts were the brains behind what was probably the first video broadcast using Periscope to support an online course in the UK - a real time discussion between the FutureLearn Digital Marketing MOOC educators Lisa Harris and Chris Phethean. The MOOC asks learners to try out new social tools and think about how they may (or may not) work in a learning or a business context. Continue reading →

The Digital Marketing MOOC: two weeks to go…

Our Digital Marketing MOOC produced in partnership with FutureLearn is running for the second time from 19th October. The course runs for 3 weeks and is totally free to anyone with an internet connection. You can sign up for the course here. This year we are delighted to be part of the BBC’s “Make it Digital” campaign. This initiative brings together 8 free digital creativity courses, aimed at exploring such topics as coding, creative programming, marketing, animation and film. Continue reading →

#FLDigital: just two weeks to go…

Participating in a ‘massive open online course’ may seem rather daunting at first. But it’s just an opportunity to learn in a different way. We can all benefit from sharing our stories with other people – and on this course we have individuals from a wide range of business and cultural backgrounds. Interacting with others, sharing experiences and building networks is the most important way that you will learn on (and beyond) this course. Continue reading →