Skip to main content

How to Learn Online

Learn essential strategies for successful online learning

How to Learn Online

There is one session available:

184,444 already enrolled! After a course session ends, it will be archived.
Starts Jul 30
Ends Aug 31
Estimated 2 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
Optional upgrade available

About this course

Skip About this course

Designed for those who are new to elearning, this course will prepare you with strategies to be a successful online learner.

The edX learning design team has curated some of the most powerful, science-backed techniques which you can start using right away and on any learning platform.

This course will help you answer the following questions:

  • How do I take notes during live or recorded instruction? What’s the difference?
  • What’s the point of discussions and how should I participate in them to get the most value?
  • What can I do if I have trouble concentrating or lack time to complete assignments?
  • What is the ideal study environment?

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

Skip What you'll learn
  • Self-care techniques that will help you maintain a healthy mind for effective online learning.

  • Time management with the help of some common technology.

  • Key learning strategies backed by research from edX partners.

  • Build strong connections with fellow learners and your instructors.

  • Setup your work area in order to focus and be a successful online learner.

Welcome - We start with opportunities to meet your instructors and fellow learners.

Self-care for Learning - In this module, we then explore baseline self-care strategies that will help you maintain a healthy mind for effective online learning, the connections between memory and learning, and the importance of sleep.

Space, Time, and Technology - In this module we address the challenges involved with creating a space for learning, including managing your technology. We also cover techniques for time management and keeping a routine.

Learning Strategies - This module will help you get the most out your online learning experience. We cover effective study strategies and practices, making plans and setting priorities, and practicing self-regulation skills.

Communication and Community - In this module, we talk about the importance of social learning. We cover strategies for communication, collaborating, and building connections with your instructors and fellow learners.

What's Next? - Get started learning online!

About the instructors

Frequently Asked Questions

Skip Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this course about learning on edX, as opposed to other learning sites?

A: No, you can apply the strategies and use the tools we share on any learning site.

Interested in this course for your business or team?

Train your employees in the most in-demand topics, with edX for Business.