What is the course about?
Twitter is one of the most commonly used social network. It is not only a fantastic tool to communicate with a broad range of audiences but also a mean to curate news and information relevant to its users. This course will provide you with key understanding and knowledge to operate and navigate on this channel.
What will we cover?
• A short introduction to Twitter
• Setting up your Twitter profile
• Communicating effectively with your community
• Aggregating news on Twitter
• Growing your follower base.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Know the various functionalities Twitter offers
• Create engaging tweets
• Interact with various types of contacts
• Track and collate desired information.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No prior knowledge of Twitter is required, but you should have general computing and internet skills. You should be able to follow spoken instructions, read written instructions and information, and discuss work with your tutor in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Each student has their own computer. The course consists of practical activities, discussions and demonstrations. One to one guidance and support will be given throughout.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You should have access to your existing social media account(s) and remember to bring with you the log in details. If you don’t have existing account(s) you will need to bring a valid email address and its password to sign up for a new account. This will help you to practice the course content during the class and gain valuable hands-on experience.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Twitter for business, LinkedIn: a detailed introduction, Introduction to Facebook, Social media getting started, Intagram: a short introduction. Students are free to ask the tutor for advice on related courses.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details