Being an OU student
Being an OU student

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Being an OU student

Session 6: What do I need to do before I start studying?

Introduction

To get the best out of online and distance study you’ll need a basis of skills, knowledge and equipment to do things quickly, easily and with confidence. Getting these in place now will mean you’re free to concentrate on the content of your module(s) when it starts.

In this session you’ll learn about some of these skills, assess which ones you already have and be pointed to some resources that will help you get prepared while you’re waiting to start.

You’ll start by looking at what equipment you need to study.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to:

  • know what equipment you need
  • check your computer skills and get help if you need it
  • understand what digital skills are and how you can improve yours
  • understand how OpenLearn can help you in your studies.

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