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Course Description

 

Although some bemoan the decline of literacy, effective writing is more important than it has ever been. Today, text messages can organize protests, tweets can announce a revolution, email and social media campaigns can influence elections, and blogs can make people rich.

 

At first, these forms of writing seem very different from the handwritten letters and manuscripts of the past; however, they may be closer than we think. To be effective, writing for online formats, including social media, must follow some very different rules that challenge writers to be concise and clear.

 

This course will explore the relationship between tone, audience, purpose, and text in a cross section of social media posts, including Tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram in-feed posts, and YouTube video descriptions.

 

We will discuss basic tenets of good social media writing, examine examples, assess what makes them effective, consider the appropriate tone and voice for content to resonate with intended audiences, determine how to reply to online audiences, practice writing using tried and true social media writing best practices, and develop a social media editorial calendar.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course a student should be able to: 

  1. Compose social media updates that support communications and marketing objectives  

  2. Define and build an authentic brand voice  

  3. Apply social media-specific writing tactics to draft concise, persuasive content  

  4. Ensure text and visual media complement each other in social media posts  

  5. Craft tailored responses to mentions, comments, and questions on social media 

  6. Build an editorial calendar to balance evergreen and timely social media content 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Online
Dates
Oct 03, 2022 to Oct 09, 2022
Contact Hours
7.0
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $699.00
Instructors
Section Notes

Welcome to Online Learning -

  • Course materials can be accessed on your own time within the set time frame of the course
  • Your experience is typically self-guided
  • Materials may include text-based lecture notes, self-guided interactive learning modules, or pre-recorded lectures and podcasts
  • Complete assignments based on your understanding,
  • Gives you the chance to review information, take notes, and practice retention without concern over the speed of a lecture or the pace of your classmates.
  • Shape your learning experience based on your needs as opposed to the tempo of the classroom.
Type
Live Online
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Oct 18, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
7.0
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $699.00
Instructors
Section Notes

 

Welcome to Live Online!

Using the Live Online platform, Georgetown faculty deliver real-time online exceptional educational experiences based on a human-centered approach that integrates the needs of professional learners and the possibilities of technology.

Live online classes are small to support highly interactive engaged learning and collaboration, deliver the same learning objectives as classroom courses, and count towards the completion of a Georgetown certificate.

You will experience:

  • live lectures, discussions, activities, and the dynamic exploration of topics and concepts
  • the immediacy of live connections with the instructor and your peers to challenge and encourage innovative thinking and the meaningful exploration of ideas
  • scheduled lectures, discussions, and presentations with a comparable level of interaction as classroom attendance
  • networking and the creation of social connections with other professional learners in a global classroom

 

 

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