The short courses make it easy for subscribers to stay well informed on the topics that interest them, say the publishers.
The Times Academy allows learners to study at their own pace. Topics include history, politics, health, and the arts. The courses are delivered through short videos, discussions, and Q&A’s with Times and Sunday Times journalists including Daniel Finkelstein, Oliver Moody and Nancy Durrant.
Chris Duncan, Managing Director of TNL, said: “We are delighted to be launching The Times Academy. It’s a great way to offer our subscribers and readers an opportunity to go deeper behind the subjects we cover every day. We know our readers want to stay well informed and we can support their journey of lifelong learning with this unique learning platform.”
Jeremy Bradley, Executive Director at InterActive Pro, said: “We’re looking forward to working with The Times on such an important project. Online learning is an effective way of opening access to education for a large number of people, and we strongly believe this platform will give many the resources to gain a wider comprehension of the cultural and political landscape.”
All courses have been created by a team of experienced online education professionals at InterActive Pro, who create courses for universities, colleges and corporate partners. The Times Academy launched in October 2018, with nine courses available to those who subscribe to the new service. New programmes will be added to the initial selection every two weeks, aiming to expand and improve the portfolio with new and updated content.
The service costs £10 a month for monthly access, £7 a month for annual subscription, or £5 a month for Times subscribers.