Online learning is gaining popularity. Find out whether it fits your learning style, needs and aspirations.
This free online course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of your life on hold.
Studying at a campus university isn’t for everyone. If you have caring responsibilities, want to reskill to change careers or develop professionally, or simply wish to earn while you learn, then online study may be for you.
About the course
In this free online course, 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 skill set. 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.
Start Date: 24 August 2015
Duration: 2 weeks
Institution: The Open University
Educator: Laura Hills, Jonathan Hughes
Platform: Future Learn