Tag: social media

11 Dec 2020
social media to be used for an elearning course.

How to get an audience for your elearning course?

You have developed an elearning course, now the next step is to find an audience for it. It’s tough to find an audience for an elearning course.

Social media is an excellent way to get the audience for your content.

You can also get publicity through word-of-mouth. These are the following tips that can help you get a target audience for an elearning course through social media:

A common mistake done by users is when they start to get an online audience for the course. You don’t have to advertise the course everywhere. Also, you don’t need to publish the links to the course everywhere on every social media account. There are advantages of having your course advertised on a single media. You must know what is the reach of a certain social media. Certain Social media is popular among a certain audience. The audience can know about the course through the account.

Do some research for your finding your learners 
Before deciding on a social media platform for your course, it’s better to know who is your audience. You can search for the audience by looking up on social media such as Reddit and Quora. Once you know their questions, you can pose answers to them on your company blog. This can lead to an audience reaching your course. You cant post the course links in your answers on Quora and Reddit.
 
Also, make sure that you can secure a spot in an industry publication that caters to the learner’s audience catering to your niche. With an article and course link published in that industrial publication, you can get an audience for your course quite easily.
 
You can also do search engine optimization of the search terms that the learners might be looking for. Include them in articles wherever you post them.

Look what your competitors are doing 
The important next step is to search for your competitors on social media. For example, you might find the competitors with the same boards on Pinterest. Then, copy the hashtags used by them and include them in your content. The same is true for Twitter and you can check who is using your hashtags and how many followers they have. You might have some specific hashtags related to your business.
 
Content varies according to social media 
There is not similar content which can be used for all social media platforms. There are different kinds of content required for various social media. Instagram requires content in the form of pictures. Facebook is where you add verbose posts about your content but not long enough. Linkedin includes backlinks to your website. Twitter can also include backlinks to your content but the content has to be catchy. You should change your content according to the needs of the platform. You can be more creative depending on the needs of social media.

Respond to those who engage with you
Engagement is the key to social media engagement. You can make sure that someone gets your content in their feed, but would they like it or not. That is engagement. There are so many of them who will post a backlink to another website as a comment to your post or add a complaint in their comments. You can hide such comments so that they don’t show on your website. To increase engagements, you must respond to comments. Always learn to acknowledge those who have asked smart questions in their posts. It means they have read the post quite carefully. When learners feel someone is interested in comments they are likely to read the post.
So, this is how you can audience for your elearning course through social media.

09 Dec 2020
social media in education

Influence of social media on education

Due to technological changes, there have been many changes in education. There has been a need felt for innovation due to the global pandemic. The learning management systems have become an important part of education now and there is no need for pen and pencil anymore.

There is now the use of social media apps in education such as TikTok and Instagram.

Teachers are getting new chances through these tools of innovation. There has been a 17 seconds mathematical video prepared for students by middle school teacher for Maths in Texas, USA.

The video has grabbed a lot of views including 1.5 million. This is an astounding figure showing how video content can engage audience. There was no narration in the background, instead musical audio was used. Virtual K12 Education can be used for providing education in an interesting way to students. The use of social media allows students to get instant gratification. They are able to study through engaging content. However, teachers need to upgrade their skill set for able to use the virtual learning correctly.

Facebook updates

Facebook can be used to provide information to students. This information can be in the form of status updates. This is how students get to know when something important to happen. The teacher can create a Facebook page for a certain class and a section. The teacher can also post assignments of homework. If the students have any confusion about the homework, they can reach out to the teacher through comments.

Facebook groups

The teachers can also use facebook groups to make sure that students are able to access live lectures. The teachers have to ensure that certain limits are respected when these groups are set up. The teachers should be the administrator of these groups. Apart from that, the teachers should not send friendship requests to students. When the teacher is admin of the group, they can check what students are posting to the group. The parents apart from students should also have an email link to the Facebook group.

Twitter

Twitter can also be used as a discussion board. Since tweets can’t be of more than 280 characters length, the students need to think before posting one. It will encourage them to think concisely. These tweets can contain reminders for dates of assignments. They can also have inspirational quotes. The teachers can create quizzes in Google Forms and then post their link on twitter. Teachers can initiate chats around special tags and get the opinion of students.

Instagram

The students can post snaps related to a course so that teachers can see them. Instagram makes sure students can practice storytelling. The students can also post screenshots on their Instagram accounts regarding any specific problem faced by them while doing any practical homework related to computers.

WordPress blogs

The students can also submit written assignments through a blog. The students can do their homework and post its link on the wordpress blog. They can also post their answer in a comment on such blog. The teachers can create accounts for students on these blogs.

This is how social media can be used in today’s times for teaching students.

 

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