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Online Course

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

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4.5 rating, based on 24 reviews

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  • 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

    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
    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
    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
  • 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.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Thank you for this course. This is very useful to our studying actually to foreigner. So interesting course bacuse the different material or section each week and from this clss you can improve your skill about comunication and writing skill.
  • Anonymous
    Online tools for collaboration dealt with was very informative and useful. The working together as a team case studies gave a deep and clear understanding for the best option to be taken to propagate collaboration and harvest the group wisdom.
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    Diana Petrechko
    As for me, this course is extremely easy to follow. It gives relevant and useful information and helps with understanding the vital aspects of temporary communication and gives you the opportunity to progress to the next level. Thank you so much!
  • 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.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It's an amazing course that change and improved my communication skills. I will start practicing what I have learned on week 1 and 2 . I'm so excited to be part of this course. Thanks Leeds University for the opportunity
  • 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.
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    Sylwia Stasikowska

    Sylwia Stasikowska is taking this course right now.

    I apreciate to collaborate with People, to know more about University of Leeds. I'm impressed. I think it's Good to learn online this is best way to develop our skills, improve as an English teacher.
  • Steve Donnison

    Steve Donnison completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Good introduction to online learning but trying to get the online course to record that you have finished every page in the whole course and completed the review was a pain.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Its been a marvelous learning experience.At our own pace,time and location.Would love to continue with Leeds university if they have course on clinical Nutrition.
  • Marta Sofia Fialho Dores Gomes

    Marta Sofia Fialho Dores Gomes completed this course.

    The course is excellent because it gives the tools and tips to improve the remote and collaborative work. And it’s also free of charges.
    Thank you very much!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Easy to follow course giving the relevant information to complete the course. Helps with understanding and gives you the opportunity to progress to the next level.
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    Juan Acosta

    Juan Acosta completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    It was interesting, engaging and great fun. The use of padlet for pin-boards is amazing, I will use it with my students. Thanks for this course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    An insightful course and a confidence booster.
    I will definetely apply almost everything I have learnt at work when I handle my assignments.
  • Anonymous
    The course was excellent and as the capability to stimulate the brain to continue learning once you open the Future Learn learning materials.

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