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What is a Learning Log?

A great way to get the most out of your learning 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.
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A great way to get the most out of your learning 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.

Your Learning Log

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.

How to Record Your Log

It’s up to you how you record your log entries but you might want to consider:

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.

Your task

Take some time to explore the learning log tools discussed above.
  • Do you have experience with these or others that may be useful?
  • Which will you be using and why?

Please note, following the above links will take you to a third-party website, where you may be asked to submit personal details, such as your name and email address. If so, please ensure you’re familiar with the terms and conditions and privacy policy before submitting your information. Accessing these third-party websites will not affect your course progress.

Further information

To learn more about creating a learning log, watch the following video.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

If you are unable to view the video, you may find this text-based alternative on learning logs helpful.

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