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A Digital Edge: Essentials for the Online LearnerBy Dublin City University, Mark Brown, Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, Eamon Costello

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Designed by experienced educators with input and collaboration from student ambassadors, this course from Dublin City University provides tips and strategies to help you thrive in the new world of digital learning.

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You must be purposeful, accountable and self-motivated to be a successful online learner.

M. Brown, M. Giolla Mhichíl, and E. Costello


The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how universities and other learning institutions reach their students. Once the exception, online learning has become increasingly common in higher education. As colleges and universities struggle to deliver dynamic content for online learners, many students wrestle with adapting to a virtual classroom.

In this course taught by Mark Brown, Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, and Eamon Costello – all faculty at Dublin City University's National Institute for Digital Learning – you will be introduced to new strategies and tips for effective online learning. By reflecting on their own learning styles and habits, students can find new ways to improve their digital learning environments.

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