Getting the most out of your learning
As this might be your first time studying with Coventry University, we’ve put together a few tips to help you get the most out of the experience.
Capturing your thinking
A great way to get the most out of your course is to consistently capture your thinking. Exactly what you choose to record will be different for everyone, but it will probably include your notes, useful resources and reflections on your progress.
We call this collection a ‘learning log’. The aim is to allow you to regularly look back on what you’ve learned and articulate your thoughts and feelings about the experience. A learning log is informal and can be kept private. However, in the spirit of social learning, you’re encouraged to share as much of your work with your fellow learners as feels comfortable.
It’s up to you how you record your log entries but you might want to consider:
- Offline in a notebook
- Blogging and journaling tools, such as Blogger, Tumblr, Wix and WordPress
- Online note-taking tools and apps, such as Shrib, Evernote and Google Keep
If you’re a registered Coventry University student, you also have access to Microsoft OneNote as part of Office 365. You can find out more about this in your induction.
Checking your progress
When you reach the end of a step and have understood everything, select the ‘mark as complete’ button. This will update your progress page and help you to keep track of which steps you’ve completed. These completed steps will turn blue on your to-do list.
You can check your progress page by clicking the icon at the top of the step. This will show the percentage of course steps you’ve marked as complete.
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