Sign up now at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/learning-and-collaborating/1 ‘Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating’ is a free online course by the University of Leeds available on FutureLearn.com

You are probably used to learning online on a daily basis, including turning to your phone for information rather than referring to books. More formal online learning is likely to be important for you in the future, either at university or in the workplace. Learning online is different to learning in the classroom, it needs different skills. This course will help you to develop those skills, showing you how to learn and communicate effectively in an online environment.

Note for students:

This course is part of a collection from the University of Leeds which have been specifically designed for those studying at school or college. All of the courses will help to enrich and extend your knowledge in a specific topic and develop your transferable skills. These courses will help you with making decisions about which subject to study at university and will give you examples and evidence when developing your university application.

Throughout the course you will join a community of online learners, providing an opportunity for interactive learning with other students both in the UK and internationally.

Each course is designed to complement your existing studies and aims to:

– provide evidence for UCAS applications and prepare you for university
– help you to gain new skills, think critically and learn independently
– encourage online / social learning
– develop collaboration and analytical skills
– embed current research into your online learning

At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Browse all courses and sign up here: http://www.futurelearn.com