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Online course

Learning in the Network Age

What does it mean to learn in a networked world? Find out, and discover how to make use of your own personal learning network.

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 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)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Learning in the Network Age

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Develop the skills to succeed in education today.

Digital technologies have fundamentally changed how we learn. The web is no longer simply an information resource, but also a space for interaction, scholarship and creativity.

In this world where knowledge is widely distributed, accessibility is determined by and dependent on the strength of an individual’s learning network. This course will equip you with the skills needed to succeed in education, in this networked age. You’ll explore our digital differences and how to address them and examine ways to grow and manage your own personal learning network.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

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

  • Explain what it means to learn in the network age (where, when, how and with/from whom we learn as networked individuals in a network society)
  • Reflect on the impact on education of digital inequalities such as access, openness, ownership and inclusion
  • Explore digital tools for finding, using and storing information; communicating and collaborating; and creating, presenting and sharing ideas
  • Investigate your personal learning network and develop network skills in how to grow, manage and activate it more effectively

Who is the course for?

This course will be useful to anyone in Higher Education, or who is planning to be. It will also be of value to HE educators wishing to close the gap between the traditional instructional style of university teaching and the more interactive means of communication available today.

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Who will you learn with?

Lisa Harris

Teaches digital literacy & digital marketing @UniSouthampton. Deputy Director Web Science Institute. Fascinated by disruptive technology in business & education. #JISCsocial50

Nicholas Fair

I'm a Web Scientist and Digital Educator interested in Personal Learning Networks and their impact on higher education.

Who developed the course?

Southampton is a place for ambitious people keen to stretch their intellectual abilities and help change the world.

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 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)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $54 you’ll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

  • 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.

A Certificate of Achievement

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

  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your Linkedin or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.