Mobile Phone, Smartphone, Keyboard, App





3:00pm - 4:30pm


Note change in date and time!

4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5

Four Sessions

This course will be offered online via the free, easy-to-use Zoom program.

The social internet is an ever-changing digital landscape.  Social media platforms created ten years ago are constantly updating and perform more and more functions every day.  This class will explore the wide variety of offerings of three large social media platforms—Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter— including some offerings you might not even know about!  The course will also provide an overview of the pitfalls of these platforms, ways you can protect yourself and your data, and troubleshooting typical user challenges.  Though primarily lecture-based, each session will reserve time for student questions and queries to drive discussion.

Leslie Appleget has worked with arts and cultural organizations in both the United States and the United Kingdom for nearly a decade, which has allowed her many opportunities to explore the social internet on behalf of nonprofits.  Leslie holds an MA in Arts Management from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and a BA in Communications & Government from American University.  She oversees federal reporting, website maintenance, and the social media accounts as the Project Coordinator for the Berkshire Regional Arts Integration Network (BRAINworks), a federally-funded grant program partnering North Adams Public Schools and MCLA.

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