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You are reading: University of Newcastle to launch new MOOC

A new and free Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) will be launched in February 2015 to help commencing students of all ages develop crucial academic skills like reading, writing and accessing information.

Developed by the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre at the University of Newcastle, Academic Survival Skills Online will be open for registration from Monday 12 January 2015.

The course will begin on Monday 2 February 2015 and run until Sunday 22 February 2015, with academics providing feedback over the course of the unit.

Academic Survival Skills Online is designed to help students:

  • make sense of university texts and lectures
  • use online libraries for research, and
  • plan and write an academic essay.

The course has been designed for anyone starting or considering university and takes participants on a journey through nine academic landscapes covering topics such as time management, exam techniques and critical thinking plus researching and writing academic assignments.

For more information or to enrol, please visit the University of Newcastle website.