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University of Leeds

Learning Online: Communicating and Collaborating

University of Leeds via FutureLearn


Online learning is likely to be important for you in the future, either at university or in the workplace. Learning online is different to 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.

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.

Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.

The courses can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.

Courses in this collection are also great for people that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.

Taught by

Neil Morris and Carol Elston


4.5 rating, based on 36 Class Central reviews

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  • Thank you for this course. This is very useful to our studying actually to foreigner. So interesting course because the different material or section each week and from this class you can improve your skill about communication and writing skill.
  • Alan Sizer
    The course has introduced me to facets of study I have never been aware of in a very accessible and user friendly way . No matter what your experience and skill set. Its very helpful . It introduces you to various online tools with helpful exercises and...
  • Anonymous
    Course was interesting and I learn a lot about the online communicative tools and constructive feed back.
  • Anonymous
    I am a total newcomer to all of this learning, and what’s known as a silver surfer but I intend during this time of pandemic to not fritter away my time but try to learn online. I know it will be difficult and although I followed this course and managed the quizzes I didn’t chat at all. Maybe next time I will be bolder, when I understand the IT more.
    Thank you Leeds (I am a Loiner), you have helped me begin
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I would highly recommend it. Although you have some experience in online work, the course will allow you to discover tools you had never heard about, and pay attention to some details that just because they are obvious, seem to be forgotten in many occasions. It is also a practical course, so, perfect!
  • Anonymous
    A really useful introduction the subject. It highlights all the many different platforms out there for collaborating and weighs up the pros and cons of each. This helps the learner pick out what type of platform to use for different situations.

    It also helps you see how to navigate the potential pitfalls of working in a team that whose members are distant from each other.

    Practical and enjoyable.
  • Anonymous
    This is a perfect pace setter for those who still believe in the older learning method and is very challenging. it promote efficient use of the tech tools for self development and keeping ones' understanding of concepts global.
  • Anonymous
    I learnt a lot of new concepts and ways to approach different situations. Working as a team produces the best results. I thoroughly enjoyed this coarse and I recommend it to everyone.
  • Anonymous
    I was surprised by the number of communication tools that are available, their variety and specificity. It's quite a whole new world for me. I think one important thing that I've learned among others is not to use local colloquialisms when interacting online with people from around the world. I tended to slip into phrases and expressions that might well not be familiar to those from other countries. I appreciate being reminded to apply netiquette especially when spontaneous emotions are triggered. I found the course helpful and educational.
  • Anonymous
    Through this course I have learned many new things which are very meaningful and helpful for my further study either online or offline.

    Firstly, I now know how to collaborate online in one project with others all over the world. Secondly, I know how to communicate with them better. Thirdly, I have know many useful online platform when collaborating online, such as Doodle, Pinterest, Microsoft Team, etc.

    Thank all the mentors and educators for developing this course!
  • Anonymous
    I have learnt immensely from the course based on the topics taught and what is expected of us to communicate with others in a bid to help create understanding. Equally, the etiquette required of each and every one of us which communicating online has well been articulated. That we should be cognisant of other feedback and how we respond or make comments so that we do not hurt others by our comments or otherwise.
  • PERCE-NEIGE completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    I learnt nothing new, except the way the University of Leeds use technology and the social media to teach in its classroom, that's interesting, but for someone that is not interested to study at this place, this course is not so useful. The second part is a demo how to use some collaborative tools, like Gdocs or Padlet.
  • Anonymous
    The online course was very informative, it provided an introduction to various tools, taught how to collaborate with peers on online group tasks and how to conduct yourself when responding or posting formal or informal comments online.
  • Patrick Conway
    Short and sweet! This suite of 2 week courses from Leeds via FutureLearn are easy to see through. That doesn't mean you are not challenged and can be passive. Rather, the time flies with sharp discussion on almost every page.
  • Anonymous
    I highly appreciate The LEEDS University management for the online courses. The short courses are very paramount because they can lead one to a certain career. One is able to learn at his or her own pace which is good.
  • Anonymous
    Great introduction to interacting and working together on line with introduction to several tools to assist with this. the third of these courses undertaken and found to be very enlightening and enjoyable.
  • Anonymous
    Was genuinely interesting and had a few things in there that I will definitely be using for now on to help me with my online degree
  • Anonymous
    It was a great course as it improves the one's knowledge and skills in the communication beside polish up confidence .
  • Charles Comfort Katulanda

    Charles Comfort Katulanda completed this course.

    Its really a good start to communication skills. Though this one teaches how to apply them online but trust me is best course to everyone. You might find yourself familiar with the techniques taught in ye course but you will gain more of you take to learn the course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Communicating and Collaborating is an interesting course with many takes. The course shows clearly the importance of communication in every sphere of human endeavour especially where the involvement of others are required for community development.

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