'Get Blogging' is a practical, hands-on course that shows you how to start and write a successful blog to improve your profile, credibility or website ranking on search engines be you an academic, business, or just blogging for fun.
The course begins with a short overview of the benefits of blogging, and quickly get you started on your own blog, using Wordpress.
During the day you will also learn how to expand your blog's content with links, photos and video content and; how to improve its design and features with widgets.
Training is provided by means of classroom teaching and practical exercises carried out under guidance.
The only prerequisites for this course are enthusiasm, a working knowledge of computers and a readiness to learn new software.
Our computers are PC's and not Apple Macintosh.
Delegates without an existing wordpress blog also need to be able to access their email accounts to register a new blog. Please come with all the information you need to log-in to or create your blog (website, password details).
Comments from past participants:
"It is a great course. I had no idea on blogging but I could successfully start my blog the next day."
"This was a brilliant day. I've tried to learn how to set up a Wordpress blog before and got confused with the options. I cant believe how much I learnt. Thank you."
"It was an excellent course, run very competently and patiently by the tutor."
10.00am Blogging definitions and essentials
What is a blog?
Why blog Why bother?
11.00 am Coffee/tea
11.20am Getting started
Where to host?
Whose software to use?
Write your first blog
Know your audience
What to blog about?
2.00pm Increasing your blog''s effectiveness
Tips for writing blogs
Adding different features using widgets
Expanding your content, links, photos and videos
3.45pm Looking ahead
How to ensure you keep your blog going
Other Possible challenges, and where to get help
5.00pm Course disperses
Tuition (includes tea/coffee): £88.50
Baguette lunch: £4.90
Robert Bullard is an Oxford based writer, editor and trainer in writing skills (perfecttext.org). He has been helping businesses and individuals with their writing since 2003, drawing on his previous experience as a feature writer for national broadsheet newspapers and websites, including the Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. He gives several training courses for the Department of Continuing Education.
Director of Studies
Dr Cezar Ionescu is Associate Professor of Data Science with the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. His main interests include functional programming, correctness of scientific computing and machine learning algorithms, and the role of computing science in education.
Terms and conditions
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Sources of funding
Information on financial support