Dublin City University and Europe’s main on-line social getting to know the platform, FutureLearn, will announce a worldwide strategic partnership to help meet the quick-developing demand for career-long, bendy mastering, later today at DCU.
DCU’s collaboration with FutureLearn will permit the university to stay at the forefront of the virtual movement this is remodeling 21st-century education.
There is an international demand for lifelong and micro-getting to know possibilities from respectable universities as humans are searching for to decorate their competencies, skills, and understanding to thrive in the place of job and society.
DCU will offer a number of brief and longer accredited publications from micro-credentials to postgraduate tiers aimed at working experts and worldwide novices.
The courses will cowl a huge type of subjects: from Artificial Intelligence to Irish Language and Culture, to FinTech for Business Leaders.
Over forty five,000 inexperienced persons from 136 international locations have already participated in DCU’s on-line guides
Over forty five,000 newcomers from 136 international locations have already participated in DCU’s suite of online Irish Language and Culture quick guides, Fáilte ar Líne, at the FutureLearn Platform. The initiative became co-funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht, beneath the Twenty-Year Strategy for the Irish Language with aid from the National Lottery.
The statement of the global partnership could be made on the “Leading Learning Futures Forum” held at DCU this afternoon attended through the President of DCU Professor Brian MacCraith, Simon Nelson, CEO of FutureLearn, and attendees from the training and technology sectors.
The discussion board offers a international perspective at the future of better education and particularly how Ireland can reply to and harness the possibilities that stand up from this.
The partnership with FutureLearn will be operated through the National Institute of Digital Learning (NIDL) at DCU.
Announcing the initiative, DCU President Professor Brian MacCraith stated:
“I am delighted that DCU has grown to be one in all a small number of world college partners of FutureLearn. This partnership, in addition, strengthens DCU’s commitment to growing educational possibility and supporting a way of life of innovation in studying. By handing over a huge variety of bendy, era-more advantageous programs, we can make certain DCU stays at the slicing-edge of training’s virtual revolution. Through this partnership, DCU will deliver a broad variety of services to novices around the globe, from brief guides to micro-credentials, to full postgraduate awards.”
Simon Nelson, CEO of FutureLearn, stated:
“FutureLearn’s venture is to transform access to training — at all degrees of lifestyles. Career-long, bendy getting to know is greater important now than ever before as handiest by upskilling, and in some instances reskilling, can we desire to correctly navigate the ever-changing professional landscape.
Our international strategic partnership with DCU will help us address these demanding situations head-on. We’re thrilled that DCU shares our commitment to lifelong and micro-gaining knowledge of, and across the sort of wide variety of disciplines, and are simply enthusiastic about the opportunities this partnership will provide our international community of newbies.”
Professor Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl of the Ideas Lab, DCU stated:
“The destiny of work is converting hastily. Working specialists need possibilities to learn which reply to the challenges of flexibility, get admission to and relevance. DCU is assisting to shape this mastering environment via our partnership with FutureLearn. We also are excited about what we will analyze from global beginners and the way we will improve the design and help of digital gaining knowledge of on an international scale.”