This is an introductory free course delivered through Open Learn that equates to approximately 6 hours of study. 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 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.
The course will develop your understanding of online study, recognise the differences between online and face-to-face study, and assess how studying online can match personal interests and preferences, and help to develop skills. You can gain a Statement of Participation for completing the whole course.