Taking Advantage of Social Media

Learning Innovation is proposing to make available a 4 week course in social media if there is sufficient interest. The proposal is that by the end of the course participants will be able to:

· Access and be aware of the major uses of some major sites such as Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Flipboard, LinkedIn, Flickr, Yammer, IFTTT, Instagram, Diigo

· Use WordPress to produce original articles

· Use WordPress as the basis of automated information collation and distribution to other services.

· Embed social media elements within WordPress and Moodle modules

· Gather a following

· Distribute materials efficiently and effectively e.g. email being distributed automatically to WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yammer, Diigo

· Collate materials efficiently and effectively e.g. minimise effort in the creation of online magazines using Flipboard and paper.li

Once established these tools will enable you to advertise to a wide audience with the minimum of effort.

The course would run for 4 Wednesday afternoons from 1-4pm

If you are interested in participating then please login to Moodle and reserve a place at http://moodle.uws.ac.uk/mod/reservation/view.php?id=530901

As this is a sequential course you will need to commit to all four weeks

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