Futurelearn, a platform free-to-access Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), has been launched by a consortium of UK-based universities, led by distance-learning provider The Open University (OU).

Twelve UK-based universities, led by distance-learning provider The Open University, have launched Futurelearn; an online platform which provides free-to-access higher education courses with an aim to take on US rivals such as venture-backed Coursera. The company will be majority-owned by the OU, which is investing an undisclosed sum of seed-funding in Futurelearn, but will act…

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