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Online Course

Learning Online: Researching Your Project

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

Overview

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In this course, you’ll explore the rich and diverse range of information available to you online, how to use search tools effectively, and the ways in which you can begin to assess information that you might want to use in your studies. Using a wide range of learning activities, you will be challenged to dig deeper and think critically about the information that you find online.

This course is just one of a series about ‘learning online’, which introduces you to the essential skills and tools you need to study 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

Raphael Hallett and Angela Newton

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Reviews

4.4 rating, based on 30 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I was a bit rusty in my thinking and definite sluggish in my ability to research. This course quickly helped me identify the key factors in verifying the authenticity of my research sources and gave me the confidence to now embark on some rigourous research. And I am immensely grateful that the course was free!!! Thankyou!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The teaching plan was well thought out. At the beginning the tutor asks for input on what we hope to learn and get out of the course which is good way to start. The course had step by step instructions and teaching by topic. The exercises were useful,...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is quite complete as regards research online. I have taken it to see what new aspects of researching I might use with my 6th form high school students as they are entering university next year. To my surprise, I found quite a few interesting...
  • Robert Hall

    Robert Hall completed this course.

    Last week I finished Google's free course at: https://coursebuilder.withgoogle.com/sample/course?use_last_location=true

    Today I finished this one and got all the answers right on the final test.

    Google's course was more comprehensive overall.

    The course here was aimed at students and did a good job with that in mind.
    I would like to see a much more thorough course that blended the two together and had more examples of what good researchers thought of the correct answers. Add a printable page of operators, a list of search engines and what they do best and include fact checking like: https://answers.library.american.edu/faq/282165
    Well done though and certainly worth time and effort.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This was an extremely valuable course which i absolutely enjoyed completing. it was a valuable resource to start my research for my EPQ project and i would definitely recommend it to anyone needing help on research fr your EPQ. it provided me with information to further my research in a critical and evaluative manner, showing me how to use my search engines to gain different results relating to my chosen topics. it provides a great insight in the uses of research. i would recommend to anyone.
  • Brown Tamunoipirinye Christabel

    Brown Tamunoipirinye Christabel completed this course.

    This course made me become aware of a lot of things with regards to research. Especially online research.
    This course has definitely broaden my view on online research, how to do it better, the importance of key words and hoe to use them, critical thinking with particular reference to analyzing and also forming my opinion.
    This course has really helped me in researching for my long essays especially during this COVID-19 holidays as I could not access the school library.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    A practical and well structured course which would help students, school, undergraduate, post graduate in researching information for projects. The note taking template I found very useful as before I transcribed notes and did not use the critical thinking model which meant that notes were not as useful when going back to them for projects. The information on using a search engine effectively when researching a topic was most useful.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I mostly use google as a search tool I only found useful but with this course my eyes have been open to alot of search tools and database like Google scholar, Worldcat, ResearchGate, PubMed, Web of science etc. Also searching for a word phrase on google I will have to go through all result to find out best answer,but with what I have learnt, I may not need go through those stress again.
    Thanks for the privilege.
  • Anonymous
    I found this course extremely helpful and I am very grateful for it being recommended to me. I recently started the Ecology and Wildlife Conservation course and this has helped me on how to research properly, I would highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for an extra bit of help.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    When I joined the course, I was hoping for more detail . But realized later that the course has been designed to teach basics. Still, it managed to teach me a lot although I'm not a beginner. The content and tools in the second week of course are just amazingly beneficial!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I found this programme easy and informative to do. I really enjoyed being part of this as it informed with lot of information that i was not aware of before. I found it interesting because there was a range of thing s to do it had video ,quizzes, questionnaire and many more.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course had a range of valuable information to help a student with their searching and researching skills both for academic and general purposes. It's especially confidence building for those who are contemplating higher and/or further education.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I'm a bit behind but it's been a good experience thus far.

    I would have liked a certificate at the end but I cabnot afford to pay towards the qualifying test.

    It would be great if you could look at opening part up so we can add to our CV
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course provides a good review of important considerations for undertaking your research project. In addition it provides useful tools and resources for ensuring critical thinking is incorporated into selection and decision making.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course was thought-provoking. I really enjoyed the quizzes and the comments section (which left a lot open to interpretation). 

    I would highly recommend this course, to anyone wishing to explore research and critical thinking. 
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I enjoyed this short course. The videos and interactive quizzes helped cement the learning objectives. I thought it was pitched at the right level for an introduction but also contained a lot of useful information.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Great course, wealth of research information and sites to use. Useful for current work and future work, to update your knowledge or just polish up your research skills. Would highly recommend!
  • Anonymous
    My research methodology was sloppy before I started this course, but as I progressed, it helped me formulate and refine my research methods. This is a great course! Highly recommended.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very informative and resourceful. Anyone who is interested in, please don’t hesitate to take up this course. Especially for students who are planning to do research.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very informative and interesting one.. will definitely help students like me to improve skill on research topics and in writing of research papers

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