Welcome to the course
Welcome to the first course in the Learning Online series. In this course you will consider learning and collaborating.
This course is just one of a series designed by the University of Leeds for school-based learners and their teachers. As this is an open course, we also welcome other learners; as you will have seen from the welcome area, we have a diverse cohort signed up. However, it is important to recognise that this course, and the content and activities within it, has been specifically designed to help those studying at school or college make the transition to studying at university or the work place.
We have provided a course map to help you navigate your journey through the course. Click on the image below to access, or you can download the map from the Downloads section below.
It is anticipated that it will take around two hours to complete the tasks during each of the two weeks. This includes watching videos, joining discussions, reading articles and completing any exercises. If you have more time, we have also provided some links to additional reading and resources.
About this course
This course is all about being an online learner. Learning online is different to learning with others in a classroom – it needs different skills. This short course will help you to develop these skills.
In this first week, you’ll concentrate on building your skills so that you can learn and communicate effectively online.
Next week, you’ll focus more on working with others. You will look at how to get the most out of online discussions when communicating with a large number of other learners, as well as smaller groups. You will also work with others to develop a collaborative resource.
There’s plenty to keep you busy and interested. We really hope you enjoy the course and the activities that we’ve planned.
Have your say:
Now we’d like to hear about you. Please use the comments to introduce yourself and share your reasons for joining this course. Please also let us know where you are from; this course is open to learners world-wide.
Take some time to read the posts from other learners. If you come across someone with similar interests to you, you may choose to Follow them. You can then filter the discussions to only view the comments from those you are following. This can help to make discussions easier to manage.
When you are ready to move on, select Mark as complete. You can monitor your progress through the course by selecting Progress at the top of the page. This will show you the steps you have completed.