Welcome

Welcome to the course

What does it mean to be an effective online learner? How can reflection help improve your learning?

In this course, you’ll develop strategies and approaches you can use in your online learning. From thinking about the opportunities you have to learn online, to developing a reflective approach to your studies, this course will help you make the most of your online learning experience.

What will you study?

The first week concentrates on exploring what it means to be a modern learner and explains the types of online learning you can take part in. You’ll be asked to think about what works for you as a learner and how you can take effective notes as part of your learning. You’ll practice taking notes and think about how to use them effectively.

In the second week, you’ll think more about how to use your notes and how to build on your learning from videos, lectures and online articles. You’ll explore a model for reflection and see how this can help you enhance and improve your process of learning.

Your tutor on this course is Neil Morris. He is Chair of Educational Technology, Innovation and Change in the School of Education, and Dean of Digital Education at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK).

Throughout the course, you may find terms you are not familiar with; you can use the Glossary in the Downloads section below for key definitions. You may wish to download this now so you can refer to it when needed.

You can use the course map to help you explore the course. Select the image below to access it, or you can download the map from the Downloads section below.

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Have your say:

Now we’d like to hear about you. Please use the Comments to introduce yourself to other learners and add a short description about your own experience of learning.

  • What type of learner do you think you are?
  • How do you prefer to study?
  • Have you studied online before?

Please also share a little about where you are from – this course is open to learners world-wide and you’ll get a sense of what modern learning looks like across the globe.

If you are mentioning the course on social media, remember to tag comments with #FLStudyingOnline. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook where you can find the latest news and updates about all our online courses.

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Learning Online: Studying and Reflecting

University of Leeds