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Book your place on a Netskills workshop running this month...

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Hurry - book your place on one of these popular Netskills workshops running this month, full details below.  
Don't wait too long - booking is easy, just use 'Book now' link next to each event.

Making WordPress work for you (7 March) - last few places available
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Develop the practical skills needed to install, maintain and customise WordPress. Participants will build their own fully functional installation of WordPress on a USB drive, which can later be published or used for ongoing development.

Book Now: http://bit.ly/rDnlzY
Location: Central Edinburgh
Duration: 1-day
Price £165 (educational rate)

Web Design: Involve Everyone! (8 March) - last few places available 
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A comprehensive introduction to the key principles behind good web design, information architecture and usability. See how these components work together to form the basis of any successful, easy-to-use, well-managed website.  Explore worked examples, case studies, create your own web design and look at how collaboration at key stages can bridge the gap between technical and non-technical roles in the web design process. 

Book Now: http://bit.ly/tfzhwY
Location: Central Edinburgh
Duration: 1-day
Price £165 (educational rate)


An Introduction to Instructional Design for eLearning (13th March) - 4 places available
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Understand some of the methodologies behind effective Instructional Design, learn how to use specific and appropriate development tools and get to grip with strategies and techniques to support the iterative process of Instructional Design.  This workshop will enable developers and practitioners to effectively design, plan, implement and deliver better quality e-learning materials with high-impact results. 

Book now: http://bit.ly/wcwT9S
Location: Central London
Duration: 1-day
Price £165 (educational rate)


Maximising Online Resource Effectiveness (15-16 March)
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Insights into the processes behind getting the maximum value from your online resources. This includes an exploration of the evolution of the internet, the role (& power) of "How to do" Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) effectively, the importance of using Social Networks (& their effect) and an overview of relevant smart technologies.

Book Now: http://bit.ly/v2nOei
Location: Central London
Duration: 2-day
Special rate: £220 per person 

An Introduction to Instructional Design for eLearning (16th March) - 4 few places available
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Understand some of the methodologies behind effective Instructional Design, learn how to use specific and appropriate development tools and get to grip with strategies and techniques to support the iterative process of Instructional Design.  This workshop will enable developers and practitioners to effectively design, plan, implement and deliver better quality e-learning materials with high-impact results. 

Book now: http://bit.ly/rGXCCH
Location: Central Edinburgh
Duration: 1-day
Price £165 (educational rate)

An Introduction to Instructional Design for eLearning (20th March) - 3 places available
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Understand some of the methodologies behind effective Instructional Design, learn how to use specific and appropriate development tools and get to grip with strategies and techniques to support the iterative process of Instructional Design.  This workshop will enable developers and practitioners to effectively design, plan, implement and deliver better quality e-learning materials with high-impact results. 

Book now: http://bit.ly/tVLmNj
Location: Birmingham
Duration: 1-day
Price £165 (educational rate)

How to Harness & Use Online Mapping Tools (21st March)
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Sophisticated online mapping tools such as Google Earth and Bing Maps have been around for some time but now social networks encourage us to share where we are and devices like smartphones automatically include location information in the media we create.  This workshop shows you how to harness these technologies and incorporate them into your own practice as well as discussing the important implications for privacy associated with using them. 

Book Now: http://bit.ly/wThnfL
Location: Central London
Duration: 1-day
Price £165 (educational rate)


Digital Storytelling (22nd March)
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'Digital Storytelling' is the new buzzword for using web technologies and digital media to construct meaning around experiences in a way that can be communicated to others.  Aimed at anyone who is involved in designing learning activities for others (any level, any subject) this workshop will demonstrate, discuss and develop your skills in using different approaches to teaching and learning through Digital Storytelling.

This workshop looks at why stories are a powerful and effective way of communicating with an audience and how the technique can be used effectively for a wide range of purposes; learning, publicity and marketing, community engagement and more.

Book Now: http://bit.ly/wnslVF
Location: Central London
Duration: 1-day
Price £165 (educational rate)

Using Interactive Whiteboards MORE effectively (23 March)
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This new half-day workshop will show you easy ways to use Interactive Whiteboards more effectively: whether it's for pedagogic activities, interactive learning, teaching, delivering engaging presentations or as a meeting tool.
Explore the main features of interactive whiteboards, get to grips with some of the forgotten functionality, develop dynamic presentations and take away a range of resources to help you make the most of this powerful technology.
Topics:
- Whiteboards vs Interactive Whiteboards
- 5-steps to getting started
- The Pitfalls (when using interactive whiteboards) & how to avoid them
- The Possibilities, potential & how to harness them
- Pedagogic implications of interactive whiteboards & putting it into practise
- Exploring their use within the curriculum
- Producing exciting and dynamic lessons: enrich learning and enliven lessons
- How can interactive whiteboards help with inspection?
- Finding and using online resources for interactive whiteboards
- How the systems promote discussion and help reticent students
- Interactive Whiteboards for business

Book Now: http://bit.ly/tErllU
Location: Central Newcastle
Duration: 1/2 day (includes lunch)
Price £75 (educational rate)


**NEW WORKSHOP** Better Blogging (26 March)
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A BRAND NEW highly participative workshop giving you expert guidance on the art of blogging to help you get the most out of the effort you put in. You'll get a chance to write some new posts from scratch and give and receive feedback from the other attendees.  Ideal for Anyone who manages their own personal blog or on behalf of an group and who wants to raise their skills to the next level will get value out of this workshop.

Find your inspiration and hone your writing skills to become a truly AWESOME blogger!

Book Now: http://bit.ly/tpP8F2
Location: Central Newcastle
Duration: 1-day
Special rate: £130 per person 


These workshops form part of a larger programme being delivered across the UK, for more details of workshops, availability and prices visit our events pages: http://bit.ly/rP0zLM

JISC Netskills deliver a range of workshops on web technologies, e-learning, social media and digital literacies (information skills).  Workshops are open to anyone, and have been attended by staff working in UK FE & HE sectors, library, government, museums, police, work based learning and hospitals.

Workshops run across the UK in Spring (Feb-Mar), Summer (May-Jun) and Autumn (Oct-Nov)
More details about who we are and what we do can be found on our website: www.netskills.ac.uk

Please pass this information on to colleagues/associates who may find our workshops useful.

Thanks for reading!

Lisa

Training & Administration Co-ordinator
www.netskills.ac.uk
0191 222 5000

JISC Netskills is a JISC Advance service hosted at Newcastle University

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