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Smarter Learning - Improve Your Study Skills and Practices


Smarter Learning - Improve Your Study Skills and Practices

Smarter Learning - Improve Your Study Skills and Practices

Improve your study skills with effective techniques to help you learn successfully


Students: 9,498
Course Description

Starting a new course can be daunting as we can often doubt our ability and skills in learning. Fortunately, learning can be improved by the development of new personal study skills and practices.
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This free online course gives you the opportunity to understand how to learn effectively, teaches the fundamental skills necessary to improve your learning and performance and helps you to achieve both academic and personal success. The topics covered include key skills in learning, good academic practise and how to find information. You will also focus on developing your reading and thinking skills which are vital in any course of study. This course is ideal for preparing prospective students for life as a student and for life-long learners working in businesses and organisations.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will know the most effective techniques to help you learn. This will motivate you when revising for exams and you will know how to manage your time more efficiently.You will be able to identify the main framework for learning effectively to improve your learning and performance.
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You will be able to study effectively through better communication, information technology and problem-solving skills. You will know the importance of good academic practice when finding and using information.You will know the best study methods when reading large amounts of information.
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Module Title
Module 1: Learning How to Learn
Module 2: Key Skills in Learning
Module 3: Reading
Module 4: Finding and Using Information
Module 5: Developing Good Academic Practice
Module 6: Learning to Change
Module 7: Extending and Developing Your Thinking Skills
Module 8: End of Course Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners)
Course Title Smarter Learning - Improve Your Study Skills and Practices
Course # 363
Course Publisher OpenLearn
Course Category 6
Content Origin
Course Description  Starting a new course can be daunting as we can often doubt our ability and skills in learning. Fortunately, learning can be improved by the development of new personal study skills and practices. This free online course gives you the opportunity to understand how to learn effectively, teaches the fundamental skills necessary to improve your learning and performance and helps you to achieve both academic and personal success. The topics covered include key skills in learning, good academic practise and how to find information. You will also focus on developing your reading and thinking skills which are vital in any course of study. This course is ideal for preparing prospective students for life as a student and for life-long learners working in businesses and organisations.
License  This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 11 July 2013
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 4-5 Hours
Video/Audio Low
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Lower High/ Secondary School
 
Validation Level 3
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
Merchandise Availability
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  • Talaat Magdy Egypt Very useful and excellent explanation. 2014-10-01 15:10:35
  • Stephen Akongo Mayube Kenya IT'S GOOD AND EXCITING COURSE ESPECIALLY FOR LEARNERS AND EDUCATORS.EVEN OTHERS CAN STILL BENEFIT SINCE AT ONE TIME OR THE OTHER THEY TRY TO LEARN SOMETHING! 2014-08-23 20:08:26
  • Jane Oluchi Akuwudike Nigeria Course Module: Module 2: Key Skills in Learning Course Topic: Working with others Comment: every module in this course is essential if you really want to learn how to learn. big thanks to alison for doing a great job. 2014-03-05 12:03:21
  • edwin nipwapwacha Tanzania Course Module: Module 2: Key Skills in Learning Course Topic: Working with others Comment: it is true that we need to improve our skills in working with others. thank you Alison! 2014-02-16 09:02:52
  • Karen Lam United States of America Course Module: Module 1: Learning How to Learn Course Topic: Time Management Part 2: Tips and suggestions Comment: Very good! This is my first course and I'm excited to continue. 2013-09-13 14:09:47
  • Eva Motsepe South Africa Course Module: Module 1: Learning How to Learn Course Topic: Thinking about your learning Comment: This course was quite helpful and I think everyone should start to learn how to Learn. Good course. 2013-08-11 16:08:48
  • alexander kinoti Kenya Course Module: Module 7: Extending and Developing Your Thinking Skills Course Topic: Developing your thinking skills - Introduction Comment: Amazing! what you want to learn dictates the way you should think. 2013-06-20 23:06:05
  • Susan Baxter United Kingdom Course Module: Module 3: Reading Course Topic: Reading evidence Comment: Using stas and data visually can be very beneficial but ths can also be used to skew the actual data and make it seem to present and support an idea which is not actually representative or accurate .So it must always be recognised and considered when data is used . 2013-06-01 17:06:49
  • Susan Baxter United Kingdom Course Module: Module 3: Reading Course Topic: Making the ideas your own Comment: Jotting refs and names /books as u go along is SO important-as I discovered doing my masters.It is so time saving doing this and also less frustrating when u know where the ref/quote came from-much better to do this for later use! 2013-06-01 17:06:22
  • Susan Baxter United Kingdom Course Module: Module 3: Reading Course Topic: Reading critically Comment: It is much easier now to critically analyse ideas as the internet allows for rapid instant access to articles and books which could be at the other side of the world-searching for info is now almost immediate .This makes research so much more accessible and the questioning and verification of your own ideas becomes easier also 2013-06-01 16:06:20
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