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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Social Media for Adult Education 
Workshop description

OTAN has been following and documenting the ways adult education field uses social media. This workshop will highlight promising practices and offer hands-on practice. The following list of activities will be customized to the needs of the participants. Explore ways agencies use Facebook pages and instructors use Facebook groups successfully to engage current and potential adult learners.  Distinguish between features such as news feed, timeline, privacy settings for post, friends lists, events, pages, groups and apps. Participate in a Facebook group and create your own.  Understand Twitter basics and identify who to follow.  Identify strategies to engage learners to interact professionally through social media and expand their education.

Prerequisites: Participants need to have basic computer and Internet skills.

For more information about this and other OTAN Workshops contact OTAN at support@otan.us or call 916-228-2580.

Session length 2 hours 
Format Workshops: Synchronous online trainings, or series of trainings, in which facilitator and participants interact by voice or chat. 

To find out more about any of these workshops, including dates and times offered, please check the California Adult Education Professional Development Web site. This site has information on OTAN offered training, as well as training offered by CALPRO and CASAS.

Minimum System Requirements for Participating in Online Workshops:

  • Broadband Internet connection (DSL, Cable modem or faster, no dial-up).
  • Computer with speakers or headphones (some classes require microphones too).
  • Active e-mail account through registration for the course as an OTAN member.
  • Some workshops have other special requirements, please read the workshop descriptions carefully.