Free online social media course offered by edX

Free online social media course offered by edX


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19 Feb 2021
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EdX offers a free online course on social media. In this course, learners will discover where social media came from, how they have become an integral part of our daily lives, and how this has changed the way we communicate. The course will contribute to increasing learners' understanding of social media by looking at the ways in which network communication allows users to become "social", and how this communication has been amplified with the advent of the web.

What you will learn:
By the end of this course, applicants will be able to:

  • Create a time map showing the date when social media appeared.
  • Differentiate between "Web 2.0" and participatory culture.
  • Understand the differences between the ways that both users and social media companies think about media.
  • Examine current social trends online and chart potential trends for social media.

Course outline:
Module 1: Social Media Before the Web.
Module 2: Web 2.0 and Participatory Culture.
Module 3: Social Systems.
Module 4: The Social Go Everywhere: The Mobile Web.
About the teachers:
This course will be given by Tama Leaver, associate professor at Curtin University, and Gwyneth Peaty specializing in Internet studies at the same university.

About edX:
EdX is an educational platform offering various courses in all disciplines online, established in cooperation between Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012. edX provides high-quality courses provided by the best universities and international educational institutions for students and lovers of learning around the world, as well It offers courses in various fields such as computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology or even in marketing arts. In addition, edX offers courses offered by the largest universities and non-profit educational institutions in one platform in cooperation with more than 130 global partners, where anyone can access them online.


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Opportunity Targets

  • Everyone 

Required Documents

  • Other

Funding: partial financing
Funding Coverage

  • Other


  • English

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