In my four years of college, this may have been one of the best classes I have ever taken. I was able to learn a lot of useful information, and brush up on my online communication skills. This course was also very flexible and enjoyable, allowing me to use everyday social networks to complete assignments and communicate with my professor. With assignments due at the end of each week, this course introduces new and exciting topics geared toward online social mediums and how to use them effectively.
I have created a short presentation that takes a walk through my new media drivers training! Here is a brief outline:
Why I enrolled in the course. What I expected. Beginning thoughts, etc..
Getting started. Blog. Facebook. Twitter. Google. The New Media Drivers License course. Etc.
How Ive managed to use my blog for more than classwork.
Closing remarks. Etc.
LOL…so of course my presentation will be a little more structured…but you get the drift! This course was definitely worth the time and the money (credits cost loads of MULA!), so hopefully this post will encourage other students to sign up!
I know you all have seen the little ads that show up on the right hand side of your screen during Google search. Cool. Those ads are actually paid advertisements that use key words to exist. Making sense?
Here is a little break down: Companies (just a general independent variable) buy keywords and ad space. These ad spaces basically show up whenever the assigned keyword is typed into the search bar. It cost money, and the more money you spend, the more times your ad will show up. So I consider this a cool investment for businesses.
I tried to make an ad for my blog as part of a class assignment. It wasn’t hard to get the ad and keywords created, but as a broke college student, I only supplied 5 bucks to get it running. So I’m sure you can guess how many times it showed up during the search! LOL 🙂
I bid on keyword like: Fashion, Trend, Music, Entertainment…you know, cool stuff 🙂 And result wise was pretty cool. Here is a screen shot of my created ad. I suggest this kind of advertising because its not too expensive, and with the right keywords it can reach a heck of a lot of people.
After four years of attending Michigan State University, I FINALLY decided to participate in an on-campus activity! Yay me 😎 Better later than never. MSU Next Top Model.
Any-hoot…So the thing is, ten girls were chosen out of like twenty-five, to compete in an America’s Next Top Model spoof. We all had to audition, record a confessional, strut out stuff in our highest heels, and other crap like that.
I hate taking pictures, so my personality obviously shined through because they picked me, and they used a portion of me singing “I’m going down” by Mary J. Blidge, for the promotional video footage! LMBO! Embarrassing because I CANT sing!
As I get photos from the various shoots….I’ll update this post. Until then, here is a group shot!
Here are my two Fav shots from the outdoor shoot (that I missed…got me put in the bottom 3 😦 I wont miss any more…promise)
New Media Drivers license is a course designed to teach people about internet media and useful communication tools. Introducing a multitude of potential free advertising and networking websites, this course can be used for both business and pleasure.
This class uses online communities such as Facebook, blogs, Twitter, and Linkedin (to name a few) to help people explore the internet and various business markets. These online mediums also help people make connections with other people all over the world, and strengthen their network.
OK…so enough boring disclaimer stuff. This class is pretty amazing thus far. Any class where you are required to use social realms like facebook, can be nothing more than the greatest.
No exams, minimal homework, and lots of interaction!
Personally I wish this class had separate tiers and concentrations, like a series, so that I could take this course each year. I definitely recommend this course for students and business men/women, especially given the new demand of internet savvy individuals in the job market.
Another cool aspect is that upon successful (yes, you have to do your work, and do it well) completion of the course you get a Media Drivers License. SO…that means tell all your potential employers you are licensed to drive media…LOL…no seriously!