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How to Learn Online

via edX


Designed for those who are new to elearning, this course will prepare you with strategies to be a successful online learner.

The edX learning design team has curated some of the most powerful, science-backed techniques which you can start using right away and on any learning platform.

This course will help you answer the following questions:

  • How do I take notes during live or recorded instruction? What’s the difference?
  • What’s the point of discussions and how should I participate in them to get the most value?
  • What can I do if I have trouble concentrating or lack time to complete assignments?
  • What is the ideal study environment?


Welcome - We start with opportunities to meet your instructors and fellow learners.

Self-care for Learning - In this module, we then explore baseline self-care strategies that will help you maintain a healthy mind for effective online learning, the connections between memory and learning, and the importance of sleep.

Space, Time, and Technology - In this module we address the challenges involved with creating a space for learning, including managing your technology. We also cover techniques for time management and keeping a routine.

Learning Strategies - This module will help you get the most out your online learning experience. We cover effective study strategies and practices, making plans and setting priorities, and practicing self-regulation skills.

Communication and Community - In this module, we talk about the importance of social learning. We cover strategies for communication, collaborating, and building connections with your instructors and fellow learners.

What's Next? - Get started learning online!

Taught by

Nina Huntemann, Robyn Belair and Ben Piscopo


5.0 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

4.4 rating at edX based on 29 ratings

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    Aafrin Bordiwala
    The MOOC on “How to learn online ” teach some great techniques of focused and productive learning not only online but also offline. Stress and time management are good units of the course. Very short but knowledgable each unit. The course one can complete in one single day.
  • Varj H Patel
    Must course for this time! It shows all the techniques which are important for offline as well as offline learning.

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