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FutureLearn Learning Online: Managing Your Identity

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    Platform:
    FutureLearn
    Provider:
    University of Leeds
    Effort:
    2 hours/week
    Length:
    2 weeks
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Overview
    Many of us now have an online identity running alongside our everyday lives. In this course you’ll consider your online presence; you’ll discover how what we say and do online can have major implications for our real lives, and those of others. You’ll also spend time looking at how to assess and enhance your online identities to ensure that you can get the most out of being yourself online.

    This course is just one of a series about ‘learning online’, which introduces you to the essential skills and tools you need to study effectively online.

    This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

    Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.

    The courses can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.

    Courses in this collection are also great for people that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.

    What topics will you cover?
    • Evaluating your current approach to managing your online identity
    • Your online presence: defining how you want to appear and what you want to advertise
    • Defining and applying a personal code of practice for online communication
    • Building your profile: creating and promoting content, and crediting the work of others
    • Your billboard: boosting your online identity using social media tools

    Taught by
    Helen Howard and Raphael Hallett

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