New eCourse: Rethinking social media to organize information and communities

For Immediate Release
Fri, 10/02/2015

Contact:

Liz Steiner
Marketing Manager
ALA Publishing

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing announces an exciting new eCourse, Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Nov. 2, 2015.

Join us and social media guru and innovator Paul Signorelli in this four-week, highly-interactive eCourse (spread over a five-week period to allow for a holiday break) as he explores a variety of social media tools in terms of how they can be used to organize information and communities. Together, you will survey and use a variety of social media tools, such as Delicious, Diigo, Facebook, Goodreads, Google Hangouts, LibraryThing, Pinterest, Storify, Twitter and more! You will also explore how social media tools can be used to organize and disseminate information and how they can be used to foster and sustain communities of learning.

After participating in this eCourse, you will have:

  • awareness of how social media tools can be used to support the work you do with colleagues and other community stakeholders in fostering engagement through onsite and online communities;
  • increased ability to identify, explore and foster the use of social media tools that support you and those you serve;
  • increased ability to use a variety of social media tools effectively in your day-to-day work.

About the Instructor

Paul Signorelli, co-author of "Workplace Learning & Leadership" with Lori Reed, is a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, instructional designer and consultant who explores, fosters and documents innovations in the use of social media tools in learning and in building onsite and online communities. Having earned an MLIS through the University of North Texas (with an emphasis on online learning), he remains active in the American Library Association, the New Media Consortium (educational technology), the Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training & Development) and a variety of onsite and online community collaborations.

Registration for this facilitated eCourse, which begins on Nov. 2, 2015, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.

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