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There is a community and an audience online for just about every story, idea, and concept. The problem is that many people don't know how to create their ideas online, and to build and engage a community around those ideas. That is what you will begin to build in this course – a storyworld around your digital media endeavours (whether for personal branding, business or a project). This will include utilizing WordPress to build a professional website, optimizing SEO to that website and an associated youtube channel, niche audience building, creation of and participation in a digital storytelling campaign, measuring social metrics, crowdfunding, crafting appealing email newsletters, and developing a long term strategy for continued community engagement.
*Registration is permitted after the course start date up to January 18th by calling 604-434-1610. Please note that the lecture component for this course is asynchronous, not requiring you to meet online at a specific time, however there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into https://learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. Students will be required to purchase a URL and web hosting for the project they are building in the course, at an approximate cost of $60. DO NOT purchase this until after the first session, during which the instructor will explain the exact requirements.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Identify unique methods of sharing your voice in a creative or business endeavour.
Describe how storytelling can be used across media platforms to build brand imagery and loyalty.
Formulate goals to be achieved through digital storytelling.
Identify the story that will you help reach your goals.
Develop a professional WordPress site.
Explore ways to drive more viewers to a site and YouTube channel, and improve a site and channel's SEO.
Define SEO and identify ways to improve your site and channel's SEO.
Identify your target audience.
Locate your desired audience in niche digital communities, through social media, and on blogs.
Engage your desired audience in the digital space.
Build a StoryWorld around a site, YouTube channel, social media feeds, and your desired community.
Create an engaging email campaign.
Identify the characteristics of a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Craft strategy for a crowdfunding campaign of your own.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021
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