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