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Online Course

Learning Online: Researching Your Project

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $39 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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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 for FutureLearn's Learning Online: Researching Your Project Based on 25 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!
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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, however in the studies on 3 given articles for us to read and say what we thought on 'Can the Great Barrier Reef be saved?' I wrote 500 words as requested but the input box greatly reduced that and most of what I could save was taken up by the references. I had to cut out most of what I had written and was left with a very short summary. It would be worthwhile to ensure that the input boxes for the written tasks allow a large enough word entry number as stated. All the topics I wanted to learn about were covered and the course provided a useful methodology on how to analyse and process the information in the research information found.
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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 tips for researching online I could use too. I also liked the approach to critical thinking, which I intend to use in part with them. It is quite hands-on and practical.

As most courses I have taken at Future Learn, they are quite practical and organised. The only problem we, foreigners have, is the price. Although I acknowledge it is not expensive, we, Latin Americans, have some inflation issues so the value in U$S sometimes does not allow us to go for the test and certification. I'm Argentinian so check the news and you'll understand.

All in all, the courses run through the right path.
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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.
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Brown C
Brown 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Concise and very informative for effective online research and critical thinking. A must for students (young and old). I recommend.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Amazing intiative.

It had helped me alot developing my skills.

It's something that I have never done online.

Thank you..
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The course was information. I was learning from the course as well as from comments made by fellow participants. Thanks
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