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Get Started with Online Learning

The Open University via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Online Education
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 2 weeks long

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Overview

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The internet is playing a bigger role in our lives, as we buy our groceries, manage our finances, share social experiences and otherwise live our lives online. But how many of us have considered studying online?

In this free online course, you will find out what online learning is and what it can offer you. You’ll discover the skills required for online study and evaluate your own study skillset. You’ll also examine how students form online communities and how they benefit from flexible study arrangements while still being supported by dedicated tutors.

Studying online takes advantage of technology to simulate or improve upon traditional methods of teaching. This course draws on the expertise of The Open University to introduce you to some of these teaching methods, including looking at two periods of European history, teaching chemistry through the online OpenScience Laboratory and using free apps to practise writing Chinese characters.

Studying at a campus university isn’t for everyone. If you have caring responsibilities, want to re-skill to change careers or develop professionally, or simply wish to earn while you learn, then online study may be for you.

This course is open to anyone with an interest in Online Learning.

Taught by

Laura Hills

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Poon C
3.0 3 months ago
by Poon completed this course and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Most of the content of the course are common sense.

And the course aimed at introducing online learning. But you will only hear FutureLearn and Open University in the course.

Nothing mention about edX, coursera.

Too expensive for the certificate.

Learner should go to the Learning How to Learn course in Coursera.
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