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Social Media: Using Social Media for Adult Education

Name Social Media: Using Social Media for Adult Education
Date 1/4/2021
Time 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

OTAN has been following and documenting ways the adult education field uses social media. This workshop will highlight promising practices and offer hands-on practice. The following list of activities can be customized to the needs of the participants or be focused to specific apps:

  • explore ways agencies use Facebook pages and instructors use Facebook groups successfully to engage current and potential adult learners, 
  • distinguish between features such as news feed, timeline, privacy settings for post, friends lists, events, pages, groups and apps, 
  • participate in a Facebook group and create your own, 
  • understand Twitter basics and identify who to follow, 
  • identify strategies to engage learners to interact professionally through social media and expand their education, and
  • more as time allows or as questions are answered.

Prerequisites: Participants need to have basic computer and Internet skills.

Specific social media apps may be replaced for those listed when scheduling. This online workshop can also be made into a progressive series if needed for qualified requesting agencies.

An OTAN Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those that have pre-registered and attend at least 75% of the scheduled time.
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OTAN workshops may be requested, customized, and scheduled by qualifying adult education agencies for their staff as targeted professional development.

OTAN workshops may be conducted as a "hands-on”, where participants are asked to provide their own devices, as “presentations” where a product or ideas are introduced, or as a discussion where all are encouraged to participate in a conversation around a specific idea or topic.

The desired outcome of every OTAN workshop is that participants will have a working understanding of the application or topics discussed and modeled.

For more information about this or other OTAN workshops and training options, contact

Location Virtual Workshop for Charles A. Jones Adult Education

Zoom link sent after registration to CAJ staff only.

Trainer Anthony Burik

This class is offered as an inservice training for the hosting agency only. Contact OTAN Support to get this training offered at your agency!