From what I can glean Futurelearn will be driven from and by the Open University, led by Simon Beal (an ex-BBC executive); and from 2013 it will offer free learning from a slew of English, Welsh, and Scottish universities including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Anglia, Exeter, King’s College London, Lancaster, Leeds, Southampton, St Andrews and Warwick.
Fortnightly Mailing: Futurelearn - an OU-led response to Coursera, Udacity, and MITx
UK reaction last year to the launch last year of the precursor to Udacity tended to be sceptical, with what seemed to be a rush to early judgement that free massive open online courses were not going ...
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