The Internet provides the opportunity to learn on the go, looking at facts and figures on your phone or watching online tutorials to learn practical skills. Online learning plays an important role when learning new skills in the workplace or studying at university. However, to learn effectively online you need to develop specific skills.

About this course

This course will help you understand the importance of organising your time and your learning environment so that you can learn effectively. It will also help you communicate with other learners in an online environment. Learning online is different to learning in the classroom; it needs different skills, and this course will help you to develop them.

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The course is part of a collection from the University of Leeds which has been specifically designed for those studying at school or college. Each course will help to enrich and extend your knowledge of a specific topic and develop your transferable skills. They will help you with making decisions about which subject to study at university and will give you examples and evidence for developing your university application.

Throughout the course you will be in a community of online learners, providing an opportunity for interactive learning with other students both in the UK and internationally.

What you’ll learn

Each course is designed to complement your existing studies and aims to:

  • Provide evidence for UCAS applications and prepare you for university.
  • Help you to gain new skills, think critically and learn independently.
  • Encourage online and social learning.
  • Develop collaborative and analytical skills.
  • Embed current research into your online learning.

Starting Dates: 2 May 2016, 6 June 2016, 4 July 2016

Duration: 2 weeks/2 hours per week

Language: English

Instructors: Neil Morris, Carol Elston

Institution: University of Leeds