The rise of social media has allowed bloggers to display and market themselves and their content globally without having to pay a cent to a newspaper, television mogul or to the mass media elite.
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Course starts Feb. 23 and runs for 5 weeks. Aimed at K-16 educators.
" EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida (UCF) are bringing back the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Instructure's Canvas Network with "BlendKit2015: Becoming a Blended Learning Designer," their second installment on the merits and methods of blended learning. The BlendKit2014 course was EDUCAUSE's first-ever MOOC, and it elicited a tremendous response from the higher education and K-12 communities."
Eight in 10 American adults are now online, and teenagers and millennials are permanently glued to smartphones and tablets. So, for a local business looking to market its products and services digitally, the iron has never been hotter.
But which tactics to use? How about email? Yep, email is still as relevant today as it has ever been. Did you know, for example, that 91 percent of consumers check their email daily, and that 66 percent have made a purchase online as a result of an email marketing message?
What about social? Around three-quarters of online adults use social media, with Facebook driving almost two-thirds of all traffic to Shopify sites.
And don’t forget about your online reputation – 79 percent of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations, and a one-star increase in your Yelp rating can lead to a 5-9 percent increase in revenue.
Check out the visual below for three digital local marketing tactics you must use in 2015, which comes courtesy of Brand Muscle.
n today’s post I am sharing with you two important web tools that you can use with students in class to create interactive timelines. These timelines can include a wide variety of multimedia materials including: text, images, video, maps and many more. And in the case of Silk, there is even the possibility to invite collaborators to help with editing. Also, both of these apps are available for iPad users.
The next post in our “5-Day Plan” series focuses on Instagram. If you haven’t checked out the other posts in our series, you can find them here: Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter Your 5-Day Plan to Learning LinkedIn Your 5-Day Plan to Learning Pinterest Now, depending upon your age, you might be wondering why …
"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary by announcing its intentions to improve the lives of people in poverty-stricken countries through technological advancements and betting on online education to extend to billions worldwide."