The Blogging for Business Online Course will introduce you to blogging. It will explain what a blog is, what software you need to create one, how to use that software and how to use your blog to promote your brand and attract new business. Blogging is a fantastic way to promote your business or provide an outlet for your creativity. Learn how to create a blog and get it found by others with our online course. There are a number of resources available to create and build a blog but some of the information is difficult to understand and sometimes conflicting. This course is created in a structured way to make creating a blog easy to do. We cover both designing a blog and creating one with three popular tools.

Blogging for Business Course The course is delivered through the Distance Learning Centre's new on-line training portal, which is accessed via a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Throughout the course students are supported by a personal course tutor who can give feedback on your work at any time throughout your study.

The Course consists of the following units:-

  • Learning Object 1: Finding out About Blogs 

This unit contains the following topics: What is a blog and why use one? Finding blogs to read using different tools and what you should blog about.

  • Learning Object 2: Designing Your Blog 

This unit contains the following topics: Organising your blog, making it accessible to all and the different software you could use.

  • Learning Object 3: Managing Your Blog 

This unit contains the following topics: What to write about and creating a content plan. Using images in your posts and distributing your content.

  • Learning Object 4: Blogger

This unit contains the following topics: Creating a Blogger blog, adjusting Blogger settings, including Google Gadgets, writing posts and getting ready to publish.

  • Learning Object 5: Tumblr

This unit contains the following topics: Using Tumblr for blogging. Customising your Tumblr blog, types of post and sharing your content.

  • Learning Object 6: WordPress

This unit contains the following topics: Create a WordPress blog, change the appearance and settings. How to moderate comments on your blog and schedule your posts.

Prerequisites:

There are no particular entry requirements, although it is recommended that students have a good understanding of using computers.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time. As this is a short course, the student receives a fully-supported 3 month licence period and any support is delivered via email. As the course is self-study, you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer within the 3 month licence period.

Assessment:

As this is a short unaccredited online course there are no student assignments although there are exercises for the student to complete as they progress.

Certification:

This course is designed for personal development and is not externally accredited. Students can request a Certificate of Completion after successfully completing all course learning objects.

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