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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to the course & How to identify a real world problem

8 videos (Total 26 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
1.1a Introduction to the Capstone5m
1.1 Discussions1m
1.1 Weekly Peer Review1m
1.1 Resources1m
1.2a Identifying a Real World Problem5m
1.3a Causes & Effects4m
1.4 Writing a Problem Statement3m
9 readings
Overview of Weekly Topics & Learning Outcomes10m
Assessment Overview2m
Stage 1 - Step by step example10m
Community Brainstorm2m
Issues Brainstorm2m
Cause & Effects Brainstorm2m
Word Storm2m
Question Map2m
Mind Map2m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Researching the Current State

2 videos (Total 12 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
2.2a Writing a Background Paragraph6m
2 readings
Processing and Coding1m
Stage 2 - Step by step example10m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Solving the problem: Defining the Desired State

2 videos (Total 10 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
3.2a Evaluating the Actions6m
2 readings
Stage 3 - Step by step example10m
Stage 4 and 5 - Step by step example10m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Write the project proposal

4 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
4.2a Action Plans3m
4.3a Participants & Resources4m
4.4a Titles & Refining and Polishing3m
1 reading
Stages 6 and 7 - Step by step example15m

Instructors

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Katherine Olston

Deputy Director (Digital Learning)
University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching
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Luke Alexander

Academic Literacy Instructor and MOOC Learning Instructor
Centre for English Teaching
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Lydia Dutcher

Education Manager, Graduate Programs
Centre for English Teaching
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Jessica Blackburn

Academic Literacy Instructor and MOOC Learning Designer
Centre for English Teaching

About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading comprehensive research and teaching universities, consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of universities in the world. In 2015, we were ranked 45 in the QS World University Rankings, and 100 percent of our research was rated at above, or well above, world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australia report....

About the Academic Skills for University Success Specialization

Develop skills in information & digital literacy, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication. This Specialization is a high-level academic skills course designed to increase your level of academic preparedness prior to commencement of your studies in an English-medium university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture....
Academic Skills for University Success

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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