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Learning in the Network Age

University of Southampton via FutureLearn


Develop the skills to succeed in education today.

Digital technologies have fundamentally changed how we learn. The web is no longer simply an information resource, but also a space for interaction, scholarship and creativity.

In this world where knowledge is widely distributed, accessibility is determined by and dependent on the strength of an individual’s learning network. This course will equip you with the skills needed to succeed in education, in this networked age. You’ll explore our digital differences and how to address them and examine ways to grow and manage your own personal learning network.

This course will be useful to anyone in Higher Education, or who is planning to be. It will also be of value to HE educators wishing to close the gap between the traditional instructional style of university teaching and the more interactive means of communication available today.

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You do not need any special software, although the when you map your own learning network it may be better to do so on a device with a large screen (e.g. not a smartphone).


  • Learning, digital differences and our Personal Learning Networks
    • Getting started
    • How do we learn?
    • Our digital differences
    • Your Personal Learning Network (PLN)
    • Week 1 summary activities
  • Growing, Managing and Activating your Personal Learning Network
    • Introduction to Week 2
    • Growing Your Network
    • Contributing to your Network
    • Using your network
    • Week 2 summary activities


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  • Millie B.

    Millie B. completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I did this course just out of interest to see how learning has changed as a result of the internet. It was a good course.

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