Welcome to the course

Welcome to the third course in the Learning Online series. In this course you look at how you can manage your online identity.

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, other learners are also welcome; as you will have seen from the welcome area, there is a diverse cohort signed up. However, it is important to recognise that this course, and the content and activities within it, has been designed specifically to help those studying at school or college make the transition to studying at university or the work place.

You can use the course map to help you navigate your journey through the course. Select the image to access, or you can download the map from the Downloads section below.

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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, you can explore the links provided to additional reading and resources.

In this course you will be able to think about who you want to be online. You will be given the opportunity to assess your online identity, and to think about practical ways in which you can enhance it. Using case studies, you will also explore how our actions and activities can have positive and negative real-world repercussions.

In this first week, you’ll start thinking about your current online presence and how you want to present yourself online.

Next week, you’ll focus more on what you can do to start building an online presence that will advertise the things that you want people to see about you.

Have your say:

Please use the comments to share your reasons for joining this course. Please also let everyone 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 view only the comments from those you are following. This can help to make discussions easier to manage.

Next steps

When you are ready to move on, select Mark as complete. You can monitor your progress through the course by clicking the Progress tab at the top of the page. This will show you the steps you have completed.

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Learning Online: Managing Your Identity

University of Leeds