Using Computers: Be Media Savvy on Facebook/Twitter

Ref: C2224702

Looking at Facebook not only for keeping up with family, but how compaines use Facebook to advertise. Also how groups use Facebook as bulletin boards for information. Live feed information via Twitter as the event is happerning.

Additional information about this course

To book a place on this course, please contact Henry Baker at HBaker@wea.org.uk or on 01223 417326 / 07917 001065 Availability of laptops is limited - please let us know if you can bring your own device or if you need to borrow one.

Course aim

Looking at Facebook not only for keeping up with family, but how compaines use Facebook to advertise. Also how groups use Facebook as bulletin boards for information. Live feed information via Twitter.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Facebook closed pages and who would use them Private group pages and how they are used Security on Facebook how to keep your pages safe and private from others. Company Facebook pages To tagg or not to tagg Live new feed on Twitter on an event

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

Recognise the need for Private group pages and how they are used Explain how to maintain privacy on FaceBook and other applications Select Company Facebook pages Identify why it is not, always, advisable to tagg others Debate Positives and Negatives in relation to Live news feed on Twitter

How will I know I'm making progress?

This course does not lead to a formal qualification. The documents that you produce and your increased confidence will demonstrate your progress. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to discuss progress with other participants and your tutor and the Learning Record will ask you to comment on how far you feel have progressed. In addition, your tutor will give you support and feedback. As many of the tasks are practical it will be easy to see your own progress as well.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Note book and pen to make personal notes

Reading and information sources

None

What could the course lead to?

You should feel more confident to undertake further learning with the WEA or with another provider,and you will be confident to show others what you have learned. You may also wish to try accessing the Eastern WEA Website, and our online learning site to discover more opportunities for learning.

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Using Computers: Be Media Savvy on Facebook/Twitter Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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