Learning Online: Searching and Researching

Improve your online research skills and your ability to critically analyse sources of information.
University of Leeds
Start date: 
04 Apr 2016
End date: 
21 Apr 2016


This course 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.

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.

Note for students

This course is part of a collection from the University of Leedswhich has been specifically designed for those studying at school or college. All of the courses will help to enrich and extend your knowledge in a specific topic and develop your transferable skills. These courses will help you with making decisions about which subject to study at university and will give you examples and evidence when developing your university application.

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.

Each course is designed to complement your existing studies and aims to:

provide evidence for UCAS applications and prepare you for university
help you to gain new skills, think critically and learn independently
encourage online / social learning
develop collaboration and analytical skills
embed current research into your online learning


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.

Type of learning: 
Self paced
Target professionals: 
NGO worker
social worker
Series this is part of: 

This project is funded by: