MOOCS – Massive Online Open Courses


What? FutureLearn works with universities to provide free online modular courses. There is a massive range of courses including:

  • Innovation and enterprise (with Loughborough University)
  • World War 1: History in 100 stories (with Monash University)
  • Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching (with Lancaster University)
  • Introduction to Cyber Security (with The Open University)
  • Start Writing Fiction (with The Open University)
  • Secret Power of Brands (with University of East Anglia) – I thoroughly recommend this one!
  • Childhood in a digital age (with The Open University)
  • and so so many more: Browse courses

Purpose? Future Learn believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so their courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.

Target audience? Anyone who would like to join. Courses run with 10,000 plus participants from across the world. 

How might it be used? To enrich our online offer

How to find out more? FutureLearn, OpenLearn – the home of free courses from The Open University


Treehouse Learning  


Sue Lawson, Service Development Coordinator at Manchester Libraries is running a project to trial a subscription to this package. 

What? Online courses Teaching digital skills –  ‘Learn the skills to land your dream job’

Purpose? To learn skills required by a workforce in the digital age. 

Target audience? Job seekers, job clubs, anyone wanting to up-skill, business startups. 

How might it be used? To enrich our online offer, to fit with the Universal Learning Offer

How to find out more? Treehouse

Sharing the knowledge gained from the SCL Digital Leaders Pilot (facilitated by Ben Lee and Ethan Ohs from Shared Intelligence) with colleagues  – ideas, examples and inspiration.

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