Embrace the opportunities that online learning offers.
Since Covid-19, there has been an increased interest and in some cases, a necessity to move learning online.
This course draws on the expertise of the The Open University – a global leader in online learning. You will explore online learning and the wide-ranging benefits it brings to learners.
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.
Online learning takes advantage of technology to simulate or improve upon traditional methods of teaching. You’ll be introduced 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.
What topics will you cover?
What activities you already carry out online
Explore how you already learn online informally
Getting started with online learning
Carry out a small research task where you consider the validity of internet sources
The technological innovations which will support your online learning how you can manage your own study and get support from tutors and other students
How you can plan for your long-term study and career goals.
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
If you are considering, or new to online learning, this short course offers you the perfect starting point to prepare you for your online learning journey.
Who developed the course?
The Open University
The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.
LocationMilton Keynes, UK
World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020