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In this article, Griffith University sets out what to expect in a free online course in FutureLearn.
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Let’s explore our learning philosophy and how you can make the most of this course.

Our aim is to challenge you with new and interesting ideas and encourage you to connect and engage with other learners and educators.

For the best learning experience, be sure to…

Get involved

Participating in the set tasks will ensure you get the most out of this course. Our courses are pitched at adult learners from around the world. Like you, they have diverse work, life and study experiences. Optimise your learning by connecting with other participants. Be sure to respond to other people’s comments and engage in topic-related conversations.

Be mindful of others

While we encourage robust debate, we also ask you to observe the FutureLearn Code of Conduct and be respectful of other participants and their individual points of view. A difference in opinion is more than ok.

At times, we will ask you to share personal opinions or experiences. These may be sensitive or controversial in nature. Only share your thoughts if you’re comfortable doing so.

The 3Cs

Remember the 3Cs when you’re interacting with others throughout the course.

  1. Compassionate – be kind and respectful towards others.

  2. Curious – ask questions, seek clarification and stay open to others’ differences

  3. Constructive – build on other learners’ ideas, arguments or experience

Your task

Select the comments link below and tell us about your experience with online learning. If you’re new to FutureLearn, feel free to ask a question. Or, if you have studied here before, please share your advice on getting the most out of an online course.

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