Learning Online: Researching Your Project

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Discover how to conduct online research effectively by exploring tools and strategies to help you with your research project.
Kursarten
E-Learning
Fachbereiche

Lerntechnik, Projektmanagement

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Kursinhalt

Learn how to search and evaluate online information for your project

With over 63,000 searches per second, searching online is a hugely popular form of research. But how can you make sure you’re doing it right?

To conduct online research effectively, you need to learn specific skills. On this course, you’ll explore the limitations of popular search engines and consider alternative search tools.

You’ll learn how to conduct research, starting with identifying your research question. You’ll also explore primary and secondary sources, how to use specialist databases, and how to critically analyse information so that you can form your own opinion on a research project.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in conducting online research but will be particularly useful for students in high schools.

This course and the other courses in the Learning Online series provide an excellent foundation for studying the Going to University courses.

The Going to University course collection are created specifically for high school students as well as their teachers who can use these courses as classroom enrichment resources.

Kursziele
Explore using search tools to more effectively locate appropriate sources.,Perform searches using different ‘operators’ and advanced search options.,Evaluate the validity of information found online by assessing its quality and appropriateness. ,Apply critical thinking strategies when reviewing different sources to develop your own opinion.
Anforderungen
This course is suitable for anyone interested in conducting online research but will be particularly useful for students in high schools. This course and the other courses in the Learning Online series provide an excellent foundation for studying the Going to University courses. The [Going to University course collection](https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/collections/get-into-university?utm_source=FL_web&utm_medium=signup_page&utm_campaign=DES_searching-and-researching) are created specifically for high school students as well as their teachers who can use these courses as classroom enrichment resources.
Kurssprache
Englisch