Getting the most out of this course
How this all works
Each week will have a theme, and we’ll learn about it through videos, articles and discussion. There will also be other optional tasks and exercises you can try to enhance your learning. Each week builds on the last, so we strongly recommend you work through each week in order. All of the course content is now available to you, so if you need to, you can work ahead – but as social learning is an important part of the course it would be best if we tried to work through it together! Each week should take you 3 to 4 hours to complete, if you do all the tasks, and there is a test at the end of each week to give an indication of what you’ve learnt.
If this is your first FutureLearn course, you may find it useful to read the ‘how it works’ guide. We also recommend reading six tips and tools for social learning on FutureLearn to get the most out of the interactive and social learning features of this course.
Engage on social media
We have a hashtag – #FLdigitalcitizen – which you are more than welcome to use on social media to talk about the course and to find others who are talking about it too!
Prove what you’ve learned with a certificate
You can buy a Certificate of Achievement to prove what you’ve learned on this course.
This personalised certificate and transcript details the syllabus and learning outcomes, plus your average test score, making it ideal evidence of your interest in and understanding of this subject. The Certificate comes in both printed and digital formats, so you can easily add it to your portfolio, CV or LinkedIn profile.
To be eligible, you must mark at least 90% of the steps in this course as complete and achieve an average of 70% or above across any tests.
Alternatively, you can buy a Statement of Participation as a memento of taking part.
The money from the sale of Certificates and Statements supports the development of FutureLearn and free online courses.
Let’s get started
This week we’ll be looking at digital access and meeting some of the key members of the team. So, let’s get started! (And when you have finished reading a section, please “Mark as complete”, and move onto the next step).
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