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Collaborative Working in a Remote Team

Learn how to work effectively and collaboratively with your team as you navigate remote working with the University of Leeds.

383 enrolled on this course

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Examine the benefits and challenges of remote working

Today’s workplace has moved away from traditional office spaces and instead, our teams span locations and even time zones, with more and more people working from home.

On this two-week course, you’ll learn how you can use technology to effectively communicate with your remote working team.

You’ll explore both the benefits and challenges of remote working, and discover the tools to help you overcome barriers and successfully set up your remote working space.

Encourage collaborative working with project planning tools

You’ll examine strategies, technologies, and project management tools to learn how you can ease the difficulties of working remotely.

You’ll also look at case studies to understand how and why these technologies are used, and gain practical advice for getting started.

As well as promoting collaborative working, you’ll learn how to ensure your own wellbeing and understand how this is a key to success in home working.

Produce an action plan template to improve team communication

By the end of this course, you’ll have the practical planning skills to help you successfully work remotely. You’ll receive advice on how to apply these skills to the real-world before creating an action plan for your role in a remote team.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds Adeseye Lowal-Solarin: Collaborative Working in a Remote Team is one of three courses exploring collaboration, communication, and remote work. From understanding how to set up your remote working space, to exploring tools you can use to communicate, you’ll discover how to collaborate across different locations and time zones. You will learn how to ensure your own well-being. And some of the different collaboration strategies you can use. You will also work towards creating your own action plan for network. This course as part of a portfolio of professional and digital skills courses from the University of Leeds, in association with the Institute of Coding. All available for free to help you build your career today.

Skip to 0 minutes and 50 seconds Whether you’re new to the world of work or forging a new career for yourself, we look forward to sharing your journey into the fast-moving digital space. Join us online now.

What topics will you cover?

  • The challenges and opportunities of remote working
  • Preparing to work remotely
  • Creating a plan to work remotely
  • Managing time, workload and projects
  • Exploring tools and resources for working remotely

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities of remote working
  • Explore the main requirements for successful remote working
  • Develop an action plan for successful remote working
  • Discuss strategies for effective collaborative working
  • Experiment with time and project management tools
  • Explore tools and resources to help you work remotely
  • Produce a detailed plan for successful remote working

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those who would like to expand their digital skills.

You’ll build confidence in digital working practices, whether you’re just entering work and you are looking to improve your career prospects or you are already working remotely and want to improve your collaboration skills.

This may include those starting our in their careers, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.

The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.

If you want to deepen your understanding of this subject, you may be interested in these courses. They’re from the same provider and share similar overall learning outcomes:

Who will you learn with?

Sophie has worked with digital media for over 30 years both as an artist, producer and educator. She now works remotely from her home beside the sea.

Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Institute of Coding

The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills needed at work and beyond.

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Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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