Learning to Learn Online is a short course companion (8 modules) to help set up online learners for success.
- Open & Free features
- Learning objectives
- What students will learn
- Course assessments, activities, and outline
- Other course details
- System requirements
Open & Free features
Open & Free Courses
- Open & Free OLI courses enable independent learners to study a subject on their own terms, at their leisure. Courses are:
- Open & Free courses include only the learning materials:
- No teacher.
- No tests.
- No college credit.
- No certificate of completion.
- *If your teacher gave you a Course Key, do not use an Open & Free course because your teacher will never see your work.
- Identify skills for self-directed learning.
- Apply the plan-monitor-evaluate model for assessing your learning progress.
- Use critical questioning to support your learning.
- Manage information for online learning.
- Describe effective teamwork.
- Describe how to develop an effective student-instructor connection.
- Describe strategies for effective time management for online learning.
- Communicate effectively with instructors and fellow learners.
- Analyze online assignments for success.
- Use effective methods for strategic reading.
What students will learn
By the time they finish this course, students will be able to:
- identify and apply skills for self-directed learning.
- assess their learning progress.
- manage information and time for online learning.
- communicate effectively with instructors and fellow learners.
Course assessments, activities, and outline
Each of the eight, short, modules contain:
- formative practice activities
- opportunities for reflection
Module 1: Introduction to Learning to Learn Online
- Welcome to Learning to Learn Online!
Module 2: Becoming an Online Learner
- Big Picture: Becoming an Online Learner
- Skills for Self-Directed Learning
- The Plan-Monitor-Evaluate Model
- Critical Questioning To Support Your Learning
- Manage Information For Learning
Module 3: Communities and Teams
- Big Picture: Communities and Teams
- Define Your Learning Community
- Understand the Principles of Effective Teamwork
- Plan for Successful Teamwork
- Stages of Team Development
- Commitments that Support Teamwork
Module 4: Instructors and Their Role
- Big Picture: Instructors and Their Role
- The Role of an Online Instructor
- Developing an Effective Student-Instructor Connection
Module 5: Time Management for Online Learning
- Big Picture: Time Management
- Creating a Semester Schedule
- Weekly Schedules that Work
- Managing Daily Tasks
- Task Management Systems
- Small Blocks of Time
Module 6: Professional Communication
- Big Picture: Professional Communication
- Use Email in the Online Learning Environment
- Communicate in Online Forums
- Give and Receive Feedback
- Learn with ePortfolios
Module 7: Analyzing Online Assignments
- Big Picture: Analyzing Online Assignments
- Identify Learning Goals for Assignments
- Use a Rubric to Evaluate your Work
- Create an Assignment Plan
- Use Feedback to Move Forward
Module 8: Strategic Reading
- Big Picture: Strategic Reading
- Reading and the Online Learning Journey
- The SQ3R Method for Strategic Reading
- Apply the SQ3R Method
- Read Journal Articles Strategically
- Take Effective Notes on Online Readings
- Review your Learning
Other course details
- internet access
- an operating system that supports the latest browser update
- the latest browser update (Chrome recommended; Firefox, Safari supported; Edge and Internet Explorer are supported but not recommended)
- pop-ups enabled
- cookies enabled
Some courses include exercises with exceptions to these requirements, such as technology that cannot be used on mobile devices.
This course’s system requirements: