Last week Futurelearn released a statement saying that Simon Nelson has submitted his resignation as the CEO of the company, which will take effect at the end of 2020. The FutureLearn Board has begun the search for his successor.
Until last year, the company was a wholly owned subsidiary of The Open University in the UK. With a £50M investment, SEEK Group became a joint owner of FutureLearn with The Open University.
FutureLearn was formed a year later than Coursera, Udacity, and edX in 2012 and officially went live in 2013. Simon Nelson has been the CEO right from the beginning.
The company now has 13 million learners registered on its platform.
Class Central interviewed Simon Nelson, back in 2015. You can read the interview here: The MOOC Platform with a Twist: The Emergence of UK-Based FutureLearn
To see how FutureLearn has evolved over the years, check out Class Central’s Year in Reviews.
- FutureLearn’s 2019: Year in Review
- FutureLearn’s 2018: Year in Review
- FutureLearn’s 2017: Year in Review
- FutureLearn’s 2016: Year in Review
 The numbers represent the total number of courses offered in that particular year.
 Graduate and Postgraduate Certificates are listed under academic certificates, instead of under degrees.