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Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This unit...
Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This unit 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.
By the end of the unit you should be able to:
- tackle computer-based tasks more confidently;
- have an awareness of your 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
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Living with the internet: learning online
This unit provides an introduction to learning online. The unit 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 unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Living with the net: using computing to enrich your life (T180) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in.
This is an extract 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: Monday, 19th March 2012
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