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Social Media for Adult Education


OTAN has been following and documenting ways the adult education field uses social media. This workshop will highlight promising practices and offer hands-on practice. The following list of activities can be customized to the needs of the participants or be focused to specific apps:

  • 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.

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Specific social media apps may be replaced for those listed when scheduling. This online workshop can also be made into a progressive series if needed for qualified requesting agencies.

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2 hours


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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.