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Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This free course, Living with the internet: learning online, will help you establish a safe and comfortable working environment to ensure that your study time at the computer screen does not impact on your health. It also looks at the basic skills for online study, such as file management and installing software.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- tackle computer-based tasks more confidently
- demonstrate awareness of preferred learning styles.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Overview
- 1.1How to do it
- 1.1.1 How to do it
- 1.1.2 Quiz: Getting started
- 1.1.3 Health issues of studying online
- 1.1.4 Tips on using your computer safely and comfortably
- 1.1.5 Avoiding hazards
- 1.1.6 Creating a comfortable working environment
- 1.1.7 Comfortable and safe for one, but not for all?
- 1.1.8 Useful links
- 1.1.9 Managing files
- 1.1.10 Installing Adobe Reader
- 1.2 What's going on – learning online
- 1.3 What it means
- Keep on learning
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Living with the internet: learning online
This course provides an introduction to learning online. The course discusses the basics of online study, including file management and ensuring you are using a PC in a safe and healthy way. You will then be invited to assess your style of learning and consider how you can ensure you are 'computing with confidence'.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 1 study in
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Information and Communication Technologies courses or view the range of currently available OU Information and Communication Technologies courses.
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Originally published: Thursday, 17th March 2016
Last updated on: Thursday, 17th March 2016
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