A digital taste of higher education

Learners across the world can now  access Birmingham expertise from  anywhere with an internet connection.

Delivered in partnership with the  Open University’s FutureLearn  initiative, Massive Open Online  Courses (MOOCs) offer access to  free, high-quality academic content  via the worldwide web.

The first five courses available  cover subjects ranging from Hamlet  to airborne conflict in the First World  War, brain behaviour and dental  photography. Details of more courses  will be released later this year. 

Professor John Heath, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Estates and  Infrastructure, says: ‘These new free,  online courses will enable increased  access to higher education and offer  a taste of the inspirational Birmingham  experience for a whole new community  of learners worldwide. We hope  alumni will reconnect with Birmingham  by completing one or more MOOCs  themselves and recommending the  courses to friends.’

Did you know?

Almost 19,000 learners have signed up for MOOCs so far. For further details about enrolling, please visit  www.birmingham.ac.uk/moocs.



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