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During the coronavirus pandemic, the lockdown of people, organisations, schools and universities forced people to spend more time at home. For business necessity and occupational therapy adults and children spent more time on their phones and computers.

Of longer-term significance:
‘Since we do not know what the job market will look like in 2030 or 40, already today we have no idea what to teach our kids. Most of what they currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are forty. Traditionally, life has been divided into two main parts: a period of learning followed by a period of working. Very soon the traditional model will become utterly obsolete, and the only way for humans to stay in the game will be to keep learning throughout their lives and to reinvent themselves repeatedly.’
(Y.N. Harari,  Homo Deus. A Brief History of Tomorrow)

It was this modern thinking and analysis that prompted a further edition of The Guide to Online Learning. This book will help you plan your own study programme, provide strategies and techniques to overcome problems and reinforce the learning process, and help those wishing to embark on a research project. This may be for general interest, for publication, or for registration for a postgraduate degree. The author has wide experience in all these fields.

Keywords: distance education, open learning, self-studies, modules, professional registration, research methods, open postgraduate degrees, on-line studies.

Bryan Walker
5th edition, 2020
76 pages (A5 size)