The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

Wednesday, June 8 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
FULL Workshop: Social Media Profiles: Best Practices for Mastering Your Digital Footprint - Web Authorship Incubator (1:00 - 4:30) FILLING

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Attend General Teaching and Learning Session (Open) on Wednesday, June 8 (9 am - 12 pm) Social Media Profiles: Best Practices for Mastering Your Digital Footprint - Web Visibility Matters Session + Bring Own Computer

Now that you have learned the fundamentals of web visibility and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), it is time to master your digital footprint by piloting a landing page: a website dedicated to your professional practice. All of the social media profiles you populated in the morning session will be linked to this “mothership,” if you will.

You will be introduced to several platforms for your site, from which you will choose one to host your definitive web profile. Working in clusters, you will design a homepage, create your shell site’s pages, and familiarize yourself with set-up basics; you will also have one-on-one time with the facilitator in this web authorship incubator.

A laptop is required for this session, as web construction activities will be the focus of the afternoon.

By the end of this workshop, you will have secured the following:
  • The early development of a landing site (via WordPress, Weebly, A Small Orange or Squarespace) as the capstone to your social media profiles;
  • A dedicated domain name where followers can visit you; and
  • An advanced level of SEO.

Background Readings 
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  • Boldt, "How to Build a Website in 5 Steps" - Web Link 
  • Fitzpatrick, "Establish and Maintain Your Online Identity" Web Link
  • Lupton, "Academics' Use of Social Media"; ProfHacker Web Link
  • "Creating Your Web Presence: A Primer for Academics" Web Link


Greg Chan, Instructor, Department of English, Editor-in-Chief, Mise-en-scene: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, Faculty of Arts, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Website: http://www.greg-chan.com/workshops/ 

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Greg Chan

English Faculty + Editor-in-Chief of Mise-en-scene: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
digital humanities film studies service learning

Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)