For immediate release | February 5, 2016

Rethinking social media to organize information and communities, popular eCourse returns!

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing eLearning announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Rethinking Social Media to Organize Information and Communities. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Apr. 4, 2016.

Tired of hearing all the reasons why you should be using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other popular social media tools? Perhaps it’s time to explore social media tools in a supportive and engaging environment with a keen eye toward using those tools more effectively in your work…

Join us and social media guru and innovator Paul Signorelli in this four-week, highly-interactive eCourse 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 an:

  • 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 ALA facilitated eCourse, which begins on Apr. 4, 2016, 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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