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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 Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate $39 Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

Learn how to search and evaluate online information for your project

With over 63,000 searches per second, searching online is a hugely popular form of research. But how can you make sure you’re doing it right?

To conduct online research effectively, you need to learn specific skills. On this course, you’ll explore the limitations of popular search engines and consider alternative search tools.

You’ll learn how to conduct research, starting with identifying your research question. You’ll also explore primary and secondary sources, how to use specialist databases, and how to critically analyse information so that you can form your own opinion on a research project.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in conducting online research but will be particularly useful for students in high schools.

This course and the other courses in the Learning Online series provide an excellent foundation for studying the Going to University courses.

The Going to University course collection are created specifically for high school students as well as their teachers who can use these courses as classroom enrichment resources.

Taught by

Raphael Hallett and Angela Newton

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Learning Online: Researching Your Project Based on 12 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
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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
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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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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
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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
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Concise and very informative for effective online research and critical thinking. A must for students (young and old). I recommend.
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Great course learnt how to search online what techniques to use and the right words. I would recommend this course
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