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Get started with online learning

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  • 6 hours study
  • Level 1: Introductory

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2.8 out of 5 stars

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    • Welcome to Get started with online learning

      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, Get started with online learning, you will find out what online learning is and what it can offer you. You’ll discover the skills required for online study and evaluate your own study skillset. You’ll also examine how students form online communities and how they benefit from flexible study arrangements while still being supported by dedicated tutors.

      Studying online takes advantage of technology to simulate or improve upon traditional methods of teaching. This course draws on the expertise of The Open University to introduce you to some of these teaching methods, including looking at two periods of European history, teaching chemistry through the online OpenScience Laboratory and using free apps to practise writing Chinese characters.

      Studying at a campus university isn’t for everyone. If you have caring responsibilities, want to re-skill to change careers or develop professionally, or simply wish to earn while you learn, then online study may be for you.

      By enrolling on this course, you can track your progress and gain a Statement of Participation for completing the whole course.

    • This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection of courses called Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education: Students. There are 10 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      After studying this course, you should be able to:

      • understand the key aspects of online study
      • recognise the main differences between online study and study at a campus-based university
      • assess how studying online can match personal interests and preferences, and help to develop skills.
    • Course dates:

      First Published 21/05/2020.

      Updated 09/09/2020

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    • Zar Chi Aye

      Zar Chi Aye

      Zar Chi Aye4 February 2021 5:29

      This course is very helpful for who is learning English. And I am very glad that I can attend this coure and get more knowledge.

    • Ei Thazin Phyo

      Get started with online learning.

      Ei Thazin Phyo3 February 2021 1:14

      This course is suitable for me.It improve online learning experience.It support my studies.

    • Tin Aung Win

      Get started with online learning

      Tin Aung Win28 January 2021 1:48

      I'm glad this course has given me an intellectual boost.

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    About this course

    • 6 hours study
    • Level 1: Introductory

    Ratings

    2.8 out of 5 stars

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