Studying through FutureLearn

FutureLearn offers you a powerful new way to learn online. Every course has been designed according to principles of effective learning through storytelling, discussion, visible learning, and using community support to celebrate progress. Read on to learn more about what FutureLearn is and how it works.

What is FutureLearn?

FutureLearn is an innovative global platform for online course delivery. The Deakin units offered on FutureLearn are broken down into convenient two-week blocks and intakes happen year-round, allowing you the flexibility to study what you love, at a time that's right for you.


What are the benefits?

Studying through FutureLearn allows you to collaborate with peers around the world, engage with rich learning material and enjoy discussions with feedback from Deakin's expert educators.

Why study through FutureLearn?

FutureLearn is a highly interactive social learning experience, with unit content delivered in easily manageable steps, allowing you to learn on your own terms, whenever and wherever you are.

The first two weeks of each unit being offered via FutureLearn are open for free to anyone around the globe, so you have the opportunity to meet learners from around the world and enhance your learning experience.

How does FutureLearn differ from CloudDeakin?

The content delivered on FutureLearn is still the same industry-leading material that Deakin have delivered on-campus and online before. It's just being delivered through an innovative new social learning platform that ensures your learning experience is second-to-none. 

If you're already a Deakin student and you've taken units on the CloudDeakin platform, things may look and work a little differently to what you might be used to, but FutureLearn is intuitive and easy-to-use, so you'll get the hang of it in no time.


How do I access FutureLearn?

New and existing Deakin students enrolled in a degree access FutureLearn via Deakin's central student portal, DeakinSync. You'll then be taken to the FutureLearn platform.

Will I get support?

Deakin staff are still responsible for the teaching, learning and assessment on FutureLearn and Deakin students continue to receive guidance and support from Deakin academics. New and existing students still have access to all available Deakin resources and services.

Can I try FutureLearn out for free?

Yes! You can get a taste of a Deakin education, and the FutureLearn platform, by signing up to one of Deakin's free two-week courses, delivered across a range of exciting interest areas.

Learn more about Deakin's free courses on FutureLearn