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Improve your online research skills and your ability to critically analyze sources of information with this free online course. The course “Learning Online: Searching and Researching” published by the University of Leeds, UK is just one of a series about ‘learning online’. You can sign up to the other courses in this series through the Going to University collection.
No previous knowledge is required, just an interest in being able to discover and evaluate information online. If you are new to learning online you will find it helpful to join Learning Online: Learning and Collaborating prior to joining this course.
Learning Online: Searching and Researching Course Content
In this course, you’ll explore the rich and diverse range of information available to you online, how to use search tools effectively, and the ways in which you can begin to assess information that you might want to use in your studies. Using a wide range of learning activities, you will be challenged to dig deeper and think critically about the information that you find online.
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.
Summary of Main Course Features
- Educators: Raphael Hallett and Angela Newton
- Published by: University of Leeds
- Start Dates: 7 March, 4 April and 2 May, 2016
- Duration: 2 weeks x 2 hours per week
- Certificates available