This course has concessions available

Social Media for Beginners

Explore and join Social Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as well as finding out about and creating blogs. Understand the core similarities and differences between Web Browsers to search online and use email. Learn how to utilise a search engine such as Google to download pictures, music and podcasts, plus watch videos/TV shows online. Upon completion of this course you may be interested in courses from the Digital Skills and Web Design section.

Please note that the Wednesday course will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 ORB.
This is a new Mary Ward Centre location and is a short walk from Southwark Tube Station

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Who is this course for

Anyone who wishes to learn how to make use of the internet for home or work. Also those who may have been using the Internet for some time but want to know more. The course takes you from the beginnings of the world wide web to looking at the current uses. No previous knowledge of Internet is required, but some experience of Windows is essential.

What does this course cover

For students to become familiar with the Internet for personal use or work. Includes all aspects of Internet use from the history through browsing and searching as well as an introduction to the use of e-mail on the Internet, blogs and podcasts.
Know what the Internet is; Access the internet; Visit websites; Use Favorites; Use History; Save and Print a web page; Save an Image; Use Search Engines to Find Specific Information; Intro to web email; Find specialist software; Use blogs and podcasts; Download music, images and videos; Visit social networking sites; Understand Internet security.

By the end of the course you should be able to:
Know the difference between Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Be able to use Social Media for personal as well as professional usage.
Understand and adjust your privacy settings.

What will it be like

Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives.
Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning

What else do you need to buy or do

Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.
As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.

What this course could lead to

Mary Ward Courses:- WordPress course or Dreamweaver course in web publishing.
Social Networking for Small Business Enterprises.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’