Update: This course on webstrategies and social media for LLP projects took place on 18-23 February in Leuven, Belgium, where 8 highly motivated LLP project managers from 6 European countries worked together in groups.
To view a summary and the pictures of this course, please visit the Web2LLP project website.
Social media (or web 2.0 tools) are instruments allowing people to build social and business connections, share information and collaborate on projects online, empowering a variety of human activity involving learning, interaction, collaboration, knowledge building and economic growth. During this 5-day residential training managers of lifelong learning projects will learn more about:
- the most popular and useful social media channels and managing tools available for LLP projects
- creating and adapting a web strategy according to your project needs
- and they will participate in a guided visit to an institution that is using social media.
Participants will receive hands-on training on the use of social media as part of an effective web strategy for dissemination activities. Training materials will be especially designed for LLP project managers and they will include practical guides and methodologies, showcases of the most successful dissemination practices and video tutorials.
Working in teams, participants will be required to plan and implement a social media plan for a fictional lifelong learning project utilising the skills and knowledge they have gained, and the results of the group work will be reviewed in a final evaluation session that will include a public presentation to a jury composed by other project managers who will select the most suitable strategy for the given LLP project.
The training will follow a bottom-up approach centred to each project’s communication needs, providing customised professional support for LLP projects to lead to an improvement of strategies hand in hand with our training experts. Hot topics in the dissemination plan of a LLP project will be dealt with, such as time and human resources investment with social media, copyright and intellectual property issues. Participants will also have time to present the LLP projects they currently manage to receive feedback and ideas about how to boost their dissemination potential. To stimulate discussion and to raise issues related to the use of web strategies for LLP projects, a visit to an organisation known for its extensive use of social media is foreseen.
For a detailed programme and methodology, as well as a description of what participants will be asked to prepare before the course, please see this online page.
This training and training materials are only available in English.
This training is being organised by ATiT in the framework of the European funded Web2LLP project which aims to boost dissemination strategies of LLP projects through providing personalised support and training on the integration of social media, as well as through identifying best-practices and sharing resources.