How to Learn Online

Designed for those who are new to elearning, this course will prepare you with strategies to be a successful online learner.

The edX learning design team has curated some of the most powerful, science-backed techniques which you can start using right away and on any learning platform.

This course will help you answer the following questions:

  • How do I take notes during live or recorded instruction? What’s the difference?
  • What’s the point of discussions and how should I participate in them to get the most value?
  • What can I do if I have trouble concentrating or lack time to complete assignments?
  • What is the ideal study environment?

Schedule informationWelcome - We start with opportunities to meet your instructors and fellow learners. Self-care for Learning - In this module, we then explore baseline self-care strategies that will help you maintain a healthy mind for effective online learning, the connections between memory and learning, and the importance of sleep. Space, Time, and Technology - In this module we address the challenges involved with creating a space for learning, including managing your technology. We also cover techniques for time management and keeping a routine. Learning Strategies - This module will help you get the most out your online learning experience. We cover effective study strategies and practices, making plans and setting priorities, and practicing self-regulation skills. Communication and Community - In this module, we talk about the importance of social learning. We cover strategies for communication, collaborating, and building connections with your instructors and fellow learners. What's Next? - Get started learning online!
Workload in hours6
Admission procedureOpen to all
Entry requirements notenone
Type of credentialNone
Learning outcomeapply blended learning
Be familiar with blended learning tools by combining traditional face-to-face and online learning, using digital tools, online technologies, and e-learning methods.
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Learning outcomecomputer use
Computer use is the study of using computers and computer software and applications for different purposes. These programmes are generally of short duration. Programmes and qualifications with the following main content are classified here: Computer use Use of software for calculating (spread sheets) Use of software for data processing Use of software for desk top publishing Use of software for word processing Use of Internet
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Learning outcomee-learning
The strategies and didactical methods of learning in which the main elements include the use of ICT technologies.
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Learning outcomelearning technologies
The technologies and channels, including digital, to enhance learning.
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Learning outcomeuse learning strategies
Use different channels of perception, learning styles, strategies and methods to acquire knowledge, know-how, skills and competences.
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