Learning Online: Studying and Reflecting

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

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours
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Why join the course?

In this course, you’ll be introduced to some of the tools you can use to help you reflect on your learning; such as short tests and quizzes or online logs and 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.

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

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Syllabus

  • Week 1

    From 23 Mar 2020

    Learning effectively online

    • Welcome

      Before you get started, take some time to introduce yourself and meet your fellow learners from around the world.

    • Welcome to modern learning

      In this lesson, you will explore the ways that education is changing, and how online learning can help you.

    • Learning effectively for you

      In this activity, think about how you can tailor your approach to online learning to find what works for you.

    • Learning from video

      In this activity, explore how to use strategic notetaking to gather information from video.

    • Summary

      To close this week, you are introduced to some of the options for studying at the University of Leeds. You also look forward to next week.

  • Week 2

    From 30 Mar 2020

    The importance of reflecting

    • About Week 2

      This week, you will explore how reflecting assists you in your learning process. This is especially key when learning independently without guidance from instructors.

    • Reflecting on what to learn

      In this activity, you will reflect on what you’d like to learn about to help you target your online learning. You’ll also think about reflecting on the notes you make as part of your learning.

    • Using reflection to process information and make connections

      In this section you’ll explore how to reflect on your notes and research to help you make connections and identify broader themes.

    • Reflecting on your learning experience

      In this activity, you will engage in the final type of reflection by reflecting on your online learning experience. You’ll think about what you can learn by reflecting on your approach to online learning.

    • End of course summary

      Having reached the end of this course, you can test your understanding and then look forward to the next course in the series, or further courses from the University of Leeds.

When would you like to start?

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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?

This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.

The courses can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.

Courses in this collection are also great for people that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.

Who will you learn with?

Neil Morris

Neil Morris

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

Carol Elston

Carol Elston

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.

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