/Learning Online: Communicating and Collaborating

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Provided by: University of Leeds

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 20200928

Subjects: Creative Technology, Digital Education, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Web Applications

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

Online learning is likely to be important for you in the future, either at university or in the workplace. Learning online is different from learning in the classroom as it requires different skills. This course will help you to develop those skills, showing you how to learn and communicate effectively in an online environment.

 

This course is just one of a series about ‘learning online’, which introduces you to the essential skills and tools you need to study effectively online. It can be started at any time after the advertised date and is available now.

Who is this 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.

 

The specific course is ideal for those learners that want to learn how to communicate and collaborate online.

 

The course can also be used by teachers, as a classroom enrichment resource.

What will I learn

In this course you will:

  • Assess your current level of confidence in learning online.
  • Explore the online learning that is available via search engines, video channels and social media.
  • Explore more formal online learning environments such as VLEs and contribute to the discussion regarding your experiences.
  • Explore MOOCs, and identify the importance of the learning journey and defining personal learning goals.
  • Reflect on the factors which help you to learn effectively online.
  • Identify the implications of not using online communications effectively.
  • Assess your knowledge of learning by video using short quizzes.
  • Explore online profiles and understand how to make the most of learning discussion forums.
  • Explore the value of working collaboratively with others online by contributing to online discussions.
  • Explore tools such as wikis, pinboards and reports to collaborate online.
  • Assess your post-course confidence with learning online by participating in the test which concludes the course.
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