Times Higher EducationBy Chris Parr. Futurelearn boss says talk of drop outs ‘very annoying’. Courses offered through the UK’s first massive open online course platform, Futurelearn, will be designed to reward even those students who fail to finish them. Martin Bean, vice-chancellor of the Open University, which owns Futurelearn, said it was “sad” that Mooc students who did not complete their course were often branded “failures and dropouts” by the media. Read more...