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Online course

Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating

Become an effective online learner and develop your online communication skills when working with others.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating

Why join the course?

Online learning is likely to be important for you in the future, either at university or in the workplace. Learning online is different to learning in the classroom as it requires different skills. This course will help you to develop those skills, showing you how to learn and communicate effectively in an online environment.

This course is just one of a series about ‘learning online’, which introduces you to the essential skills and tools you need to study effectively online.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Learning environments: an introduction to VLEs and MOOCs
  • The learning journey and the differences between classroom-based and online learning
  • Techniques for learning effectively online
  • Using discussions to aid online learning
  • Collaborating online: using wikis and other collaborative tools

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

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

  • Assess your current level of confidence with learning online.
  • Explore the online learning that is available via search engines, video channels and social media.
  • Explore more formal online learning environments such as VLEs and contribute to the discussion regarding your experiences.
  • Explore MOOCs, and identify the importance of the learning journey and defining personal learning goals.
  • Reflect on the factors which help you to learn effectively online.
  • Identify the implications of not using online communications effectively.
  • Assess your knowledge of learning by video using short quizzes.
  • Explore online profiles and understand how to make the most of learning discussion forums.
  • Explore the value of working collaboratively with others online by contributing to online discussions.
  • Explore tools such as wikis, pinboards and reports to collaborate online.
  • Assess your post-course confidence with learning online by participating in the test which concludes the course.

Who is the course for?

This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for schools and colleges. The course can be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource or can be studied independently by students.

Who will you learn with?

Neil Morris

Director of Digital Learning and Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Leeds. For more information see: http://www.education.leeds.ac.uk/people/academic/morris

Carol Elston

My role is Digital Learning Manager at the University of Leeds. I work with a team of 18 (and rising) and our remit is to to develop innovative online courses.

Who developed the course?

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.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $59 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

When you upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course.

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  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to take any tests and score over 70%. You don’t get access to tests if you choose to take a course for free.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete, and score over 70% on any course tests.

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