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Tech 101 Workshops: Getting with the Program

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Welcome to the Fall 2012 Tech 101 Workshops!  This is the 4th series that the faculty in The Creative Media & Digital Culture have offered to the Southwest Washington community, and in it we are offering 8 workshops and two lectures aimed at providing a good understanding of how to manage your web and social media communications.

What, When & Where, How Much, and Who:

Workshops:
Saturday, October 13 & Saturday, October 20, 12-4 p.m. WSUV Campus, VMMC 111

Lectures:

Tuesday, October 16 & October 23, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Nouspace Gallery & Media Lounge

Cost:
$50 for each series or $85 for both; price includes the two lectures at Nouspace Gallery & Media Lounge, 1005 Main St., downtown Vancouver; lectures are $10 each for non-workshop participants

Faculty:
Workshops are taught by faculty of The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver

Number of Participants:
Each workshop is limited to 30 participants and is taught in a multimedia classroom.

The Focus:
Building on the 10 “Commands” Douglas Rushkoff lays out in his book, Program or Be Programmed, participants in these eight hands-on workshops and two lectures will gain an understanding about how to manage and control common apps and tools of the digital medium, from Facebook to Freeware, to PhotoShop, to WordPress so that you can improve your organization’s online presence and audience’s experience. By the end of the event, participants will understand the online environment so that they can create and communicate effectively.  Additionally participants will learn to develop:

  •         A social media strategy that includes a calendar for implementation of plan
  •         A Facebook site that offers multimedia content and, at the same time, addresses privacy for yourself and your Friends
  •         A WordPress website that provides a strong message and purpose
  •         QR Codes that connects audience with your online with your print media

All workshops and lectures are keyed to Rushkoff’s book; participants are encouraged to purchase and read Program or Be Programmed (Or Books, 2010, www.orbooks.com) to understand the concepts discussed and taught.

The Schedule:

Series #1:  Saturday, October 13, 2012, 12-4 p.m., $50

“Manage Your Social Media Time Effectively”
Instructor:  Dr. Dene Grigar
WSUV Campus, VMMC 111, 12 Noon-1:00 p.m.
At the end of this session participants will:  Produce a social media marketing strategy and a calendar for implementing strategy
(Keyed to Rushkoff’s Command: “I. Time”)

“Connect Your Audience to Your Media with QR Codes”
Instructor:  Dr. John Barber
WSUV Campus, VMMC 111, 1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
At the end of this session participants will:  Make QR codes for bringing print and online media together
(Keyed to Rushkoff’s Command: “II. Place”)

“Control Your Privacy on the Web”
Instructor:  Prof. Greg Shine
WSUV Campus, VMMC 111, 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
At the end of this session participants will:  Know how to handle privacy settings for Facebook and other online media sites
(Keyed to Rushkoff’s Command: “III. Choice”)

“Use Facebook to Scale Up Your Online Presence”
Instructor:  Prof. Frank Mungeam
WSUV Campus, VMMC 111, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
At the end of this session participants will:  Learn how to use Facebook for promoting an organization
(Keyed to Rushkoff’s Command: “V. Scale”)

Lecture (October 16, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.) “Structure Information to Create a Better User Experience”
Instructor:  Prof. Nicholas Schiller
Nouspace Gallery & Media Lounge, 1005 Main St. inside North Bank Artists Gallery
At the end of this session participants will:  Understand the way information is organized and know how to help users of their online sites
(Keyed to Rushkoff’s Command: “IV. Complexity”)

 

Series #2:  Saturday, October 20, 2012, 12-4 p.m., $50

“Construct a Consistent and Positive Online Identity”
Instructor:  Dr. Michael Rabby
WSUV Campus, VMMC 111, 12 Noon-12:30 p.m.
At the end of this session participants will:  Develop a plan for how they want to be perceived online and know how to achieve this goal
(Keyed to Rushkoff’s Command: “VI. Identity”)

“Be Social with Mobile Media”
Instructor:  Dr. Brett Oppegaard
WSUV Campus, VMMC 111, 12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
At the end of this session participants will:  Understand that mobile social media sites, such as FourSquare, Layar, and Yelp, will begin to have a quickly increasing impact on their organizations and that preparing for that impact will become an imperative for future successes.
(Keyed to Rushkoff’s Command: “VII. Social”)

“Explore the Creative Commons for Sharable Media”
Instructor:  Prof. Brenda Grell
WSUV Campus, VMMC 111, 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
At the end of this session participants will:  Be able to find images, videos, and sound/music online that is usable and free for their online sites
(Keyed to Rushkoff’s Command: “IX. Openness”)

“Make (and Program) Your Own WordPress Website”
Instructor:  Prof. Will Luers
WSUV Campus, VMMC 111, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
At the end of this session participants will:  Make a WordPress website for their organization
(Keyed to Rushkoff’s Command: “X. Purpose”)

Lecture (October 23, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)  “Improve Your Organization’s Ethos in Online Sites”
Instructor:  Dr. Michael Rabby
Nouspace Gallery & Media Lounge, 1005 Main St., inside North Bank Artists Gallery
At the end of this session participants will:  Gain a better understanding of how to project their ethics and principles on their websites and social media
(Keyed to Rushkoff’s Command: “VIII. Fact”)

Funds generated from this event go toward bringing author Douglas Rushkoff to the campus and Vancouver in spring 2013 for a series of lectures and workshops for WSUV and Clark College students and the SWWA community.

For more information, contact Ms. Kerri Lingo, Project Manager, at kerri.lingo@gmail.com or call The CMDC Office at 360-546-9188.Parking is free on Saturdays on the WSUV campus.  A Campus Map, Directions to Campus, and  Parking Information can be found here.