WWI air combat course is distance learning 'first'


The University of Birmingham has linked with the BBC to create an academic first – a unique distance learning course marking the centenary of the First World War.

The ‘World War 1: Aviation Comes of Age’ course, developed by the University’s Centre for War Studies in conjunction with the BBC, was announced during a press conference outlining the BBC’s forthcoming World War One Centenary coverage. It will be a pilot Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) looking at the evolution of airborne conflict, published on the FutureLearn platform.