Living Digital

Ref: C3841577

Living digital is a social media podcasting course which helps demystifying the internet for its community members. They will not only learn how to navigate the various interwebs but also gain an understanding of how to use such connections as twitter, youtube, instagram. They will also learn technical skills of how programmes for the web which produce content are made and produced to go out over the distributed airwaves. This can lead to employability and upskilling around technology. Be a Podcaster. Learn how to navigate the web. The future is Now. We are already living digital you just are not aware of it.... until now.

Course aim

Living Digital is a community engagement course which provides training around social media and navigation. The students will learn how to make podcasts for youtube and work together to create content on their community and culture.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • You will understand different forms of social media from how to operate youtube and navigate different areas from twitter to instagram.
  • You will develop the confidence for interviewing.people
  • You will be able to create your own content for your own youtube channel
  • You will learn how to operate a camera and edit programming content
  • You will develop presentations and blogs

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

Download full course outline

Living Digital Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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