Learning Online: Communicating and Collaborating
Become an effective online learner and develop your online communication skills when working with others.
Who is the course for?
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.
What topics will you cover?
Learning environments: an introduction to VLEs and MOOCs
The learning journey and the differences between classroom-based and online learning
Techniques for learning effectively online
Using discussions to aid online learning
Collaborating online: using wikis and other collaborative tools
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Assess your current level of confidence with learning online.
Explore the online learning that is available via search engines, video channels and social media.
Explore more formal online learning environments such as VLEs and contribute to the discussion regarding your experiences.
Explore MOOCs, and identify the importance of the learning journey and defining personal learning goals.
Reflect on the factors which help you to learn effectively online.
Identify the implications of not using online communications effectively.