Despite reaching thousands of students all over the globe, the world of massive open online course (MOOC) platforms has remained a pretty small one.

[caption id="attachment_52836" align="alignleft" width="215"]platforms-moocs-futurelearn FutureLearn is attempting to treat collaboration as a vital component of MOOCs.[/caption]

The courses are primarily taught by American faculty on platforms almost entirely created in Stanford or Cambridge. Now, nine months after bringing together 12 U.K. universities to create a consortium of online courses, FutureLearn has officially launched a platform that will offer a bevy of British MOOC options.

“The launch of FutureLearn...

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