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Free course: Get started with online learning

Updated Friday 19th June 2015

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A woman uses a laptop to update her OpenLearn course Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sheftsoff | Dreamstime.com The internet is playing a bigger role in our lives, as we buy our groceries, manage our finances, share social experiences and otherwise live our lives online. But how many of us have considered studying online? In this free online course, you will find out what online learning is and what it can offer you.

Whether you're taking this free course on FutureLearn, or a version of it on OpenLearn, or would like to view a variety of related content on OpenLearn, we've collated a range of academic articles, videos, podcasts and relevant free courses to support your learning and give you a wider perspective on the subject of online learning.

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