conclusion iconThroughout this resource you have considered three skills which are essential for successful online learning: organisation, communication and collaboration. 


  • Consider your individual commitments and recognise factors which might distract you from your work, then use strategies and plan a realistic timetable to suit you.
  • When you are communicating with others, think about your role as a writer, your audience, the best format to use, and the topic or message you want to get across.
  • Be an active member of your online learning community by offering support to your fellow learners and building on the ideas you share. 

Refer back to the goals you set at the beginning of the resource in the Introduction. Have you met them or are there areas where you would like to develop further?

What next?

You should now feel more confident in organising yourself, getting your message across and interacting with others online! 


What first step will you take in each of these areas to ensure that you keep developing these skills?

Write down one thing you will do in each of the areas below:

  • Organise
  • Communicate
  • Collaborate

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This concludes the Essential Skills for Online Learning, created by The University of Manchester Library. We hope you have enjoyed learning more about the essential skills: organise, communicate and collaborate. You can return to this resource at any point to continue your learning.

Thank you and goodbye from all of us, or as we say in Manchester, ‘ta ra’!

Last modified: Friday, 26 Jul 2019, 10:43