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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.

Using FutureLearn

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.

Please do also take a few minutes to complete our pre-course survery.

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!

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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Becoming a Digital Citizen: an Introduction to the Digital Society

University of York