[WORKSHOP] Blogging for Beginners

Would you like to blog? This practical workshop gives a practical overview several of the free blogging platforms on offer, the chance to think about what the purpose of your blog should be, and an opportunity to define a strategy for your blog to make sure it meets your aims. In this session delegates will gain a practical overview of WordPress software, one of the most popular blogging platforms. WordPress is fully functional and very simple…

[WORKSHOP] Engaging with the Twittersphere

Do you understand what Twitter is all about, and what it’s capable of? No? This half day practical workshop will give you insight into how Twitter can help you build relationships, both locally and further afield. Come and learn the tools and etiquette that you need to tweet effectively. Who is the course for? Anyone who wants to use Twitter - no experience required. If you plan to use an abandoned Twitter account, however, please…

[WORKSHOP]: Improve Your Academic Profile Online

Do you know that you need to raise you academic profile; know that social media is freely available, but have no idea how to make use of it? This daylong course will give you the confidence and skills to get started. You'll have the opportunity to discuss topics including: How to get yourself a profile online, whilst managing your time strategically Maximise your chances of being picked up by the press Understand the range of…

[BLOG] Digital Fingerprint

I am the Director of ‘Digital Fingerprint’, a social media consultancy that works particularly within the Higher Education and Christian sectors, where I have a strong Community of Practice, including providing digital literacy workshops for the Church of England and other organisations. I am a regular speaker at events, both academic conferences, and public Christian events in the UK and Europe. I have over 15 years of experience in the digital environment, having built my first website…

[BLOG] The Big Bible Project

In 2010, following conversations on social media, and after attending #DigiSymp, I was asked to use Tom Wright's Lent for Everyone: Matthew and "do something digital" with it. Following 'The Big Read 2009' in the North-East, we took the project national for 2010, and sought to blend conversations online/offline through housegroup/online materials. Knowing that many in the church were not equipped (or interested) to engage online, 'The Big Bible Project' was created to encourage those in…