FAMU SJGC professor Hughes quoted in Global Report

Ranata Hughes

By Oriana Plummer
Special to the Outlook

FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication professor Ranata Hughes made the global spotlight as one of 15 experts who contributed commentary and insight for FutureLearn’s recently released Global Report. 

As of mid-March, the Global Report has been featured in more than 243 publications/media outlets around the world, with a reach of 2,075,789,164. That does not include social media. 

Hughes’ area of focus in the report was about women and how online learning has given females more accessibility to take the lead in traditionally male-dominated industries. 

“I am so humbled to be one of the experts discussing the role of women in the virtual classroom and how we are taking the lead in the industry,” said Hughes.

Yahoo Finance, Marketwatch Yahoo Finance and The Associated Press are among the top publications/sites that featured Hughes’ comments. The Global Report also ran in several Vietnamese publications. 

As a relative topic, the Global Report also discussed the connection between the COVID-19 pandemic and social issues as it relates to molding a new global learning infrastructure. The Global Report included other categorized commentary based on four topics: Women and Learning, Generational Distincts, Access, Inclusion and Self-Education and Personal and Professional Development. 

FutureLearn is an online learning platform striving to transform education access. FutureLearn is based in London, United Kingdom, and its online platform has about 12.5 million users around the world. FutureLearn is partnered with the British Council, King’s College London, John Hopkins University, The Open University, the University of Michigan and many others.

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