• University of Leeds

Learning Online: Reflecting and Sharing

Get the most out of online learning by reflecting and sharing your learning with others.

21,771 enrolled on this course

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours

This course is just one of a series about ‘learning online’. You can sign up to the other courses in this series through the Going to University collection.

This course introduces some tools you can use to help to reflect on your learning; such as short tests and quizzes or by using tools such as online logs or journals. You will then move on to focus on sharing your learning with others; by producing and sharing video, using blogs, pin-boards, collaborative platforms or social media you can enrich the learning experience.

Note for students

This course is part of a collection from the University of Leeds which have been specifically designed for those studying at school or college. All of the courses will help to enrich and extend your knowledge in a specific topic and develop your transferable skills. These courses will help you with making decisions about which subject to study at university and will give you examples and evidence when developing your university application.

Throughout the course you will join a community of online learners, providing an opportunity for interactive learning with other students both in the UK and internationally.

Each course is designed to complement your existing studies and aims to:

  • provide evidence for UCAS applications and prepare you for university
  • help you to gain new skills, think critically and learn independently
  • encourage online / social learning
  • develop collaboration and analytical skills
  • embed current research into your online learning

For information about degrees available at the University of Leeds, please visit our course finder website.

Note for teachers

Aimed at prospective Undergraduate students both in the UK and internationally, our online courses provide a ‘taster’ of Undergraduate study at the University of Leeds.

Our courses benefit from being shaped by the latest research from the University of Leeds and are presented by leading academics who are actively engaged in pioneering research. They will inspire your students to think critically and develop their knowledge and analytical skills.

The course can be used as a wider classroom or enrichment resource or can be used independently by students to discover more about the subject area. Each course provides flexible study and benefits from online discussions with other learners.

If you would like to know more about this course or the range of courses from the University of Leeds designed specifically for schools and colleges, please visit our teachers’ pages for further information and resources.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Reflecting online: why it is important to reflect, and the tools available
  • Sharing online: exploration of tools to enable the sharing of text, images and video
  • Using online resources to research playwright and actor, William Shakespeare
  • Producing great video content by considering essential elements such as purpose, audience, subject, and quality
  • Sharing video and audio: reviewing the work of others

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Assess your current level of confidence when reflecting and sharing online.
  • Explore the tools available to share text, images and video online.
  • Discuss the reasons why it is important to reflect on your learning.
  • Experiment with online tools to record and reflect on your learning.
  • Experiment with and explore online tools to share and collaborate online.
  • Apply your learning from the previous week and produce an effective video or text article.
  • Evaluate the video or text article of a fellow learner.
  • Discuss and reflect on your activity before finishing this course.
  • Assess your post-course understanding of reflecting and sharing online by participating in the end of course test.

Who is the course for?

No previous knowledge is required, just an interest in being able to reflect on and share your learning online. If you are new to learning online you will find it helpful to join Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating prior to joining this course.

Who will you learn with?

Dean of Digital Education and Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Leeds. For more information see: https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/education/staff/156/professor-neil-morris

My role is Head of Digital Education at the University of Leeds. I work with a team of 50 and our remit is to to develop innovative online courses.

Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

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.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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