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Writing for the Digital Age - ONLINE




It is a new world and writers need a whole new set of skills to survive. It can sometimes be confusing to find your way in the maze of new technologies. This course will help you find your way. The course will show you how to write, promote and get paid for your work. It will also show you how to make the most of your writing by presenting it to the largest audience possible. Topics covered will include blogging, copyright law, social networking, creating media rich environments, eBooks and the skills you need to find and reach your audience.

This course is for the experienced writer trying to find new ways to promote their work online, the web entrepreneur looking to create content for their website and the new writer trying to develop their own audience and get published.

What You Will Learn

At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify resources and techniques for promoting your work to specific online communities
  • Produce effective community building content
  • Analyze and discuss legal issues effecting writers in a digital world
  • Implement digital publishing programs

What to Expect

Online learning is highly interactive and you should plan to log into your course regularly throughout the week.

There are no prerequisites required. Please come prepared to share your writing, opinions and perspectives with the class.

Registration Options

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WRCR6281 - 001 Sep 16 - Nov 22, 2013 Enrollment Closed

Day Date Time Location
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat   Sep 16 to Nov 22, 2013 Anytime Online

Required Software/Technology: This course is held online via the OWL learning platform. Participants require access to the Internet. We recommend high-speed internet connection to get the most from OWL, now powered by Sakai.

Completion Requirements
To complete this course, active participation is required and participants must miss no more than two classes.

Mike O'Connor

Course Fee $275.00 ?
Western Employee $275.00 ?

Potential Discount(s): Citi Plaza , Western Alumni