Skip to main content

About this free course

Become an OU student

Download this course

Share this free course

Succeeding in postgraduate study
Succeeding in postgraduate study

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Session 6: Using information responsibly and communicating in an online learning environment

Introduction

Welcome to Session 6, where we continue the theme of digital and information literacy. In this session, we explore the use of social media for research and for keeping up-to-date with information, consider issues around finding material online, take a look at intellectual property and copyright, and test your understanding of academic integrity. We will also briefly explore how collaborative group work and feedback can operate to support learning online.

By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • understand issues related to the use of social media, copyright and academic integrity
  • understand how collaborative group work and feedback can operate to support learning in an online asynchronous environment.