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Online Course

How to Learn Online: Getting Started

The Open University via FutureLearn


Embrace the opportunities that online learning offers.

Since Covid-19, there has been an increased interest and in some cases, a necessity to move learning online.

This course draws on the expertise of the The Open University – a global leader in online learning. You will explore online learning and the wide-ranging benefits it brings to learners.

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.

Online learning takes advantage of technology to simulate or improve upon traditional methods of teaching. You’ll be introduced 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.

If you are considering, or new to online learning, this short course offers you the perfect starting point to prepare you for your online learning journey.

Taught by

Laura Hills

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3.7 rating, based on 3 reviews

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  • Poon Ho Chuen 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.
  • Eduardo Kreimerman

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