Due to a string a recent meetings, I have some exciting news to announce. Starting next Fall, I will be creating and teaching a “Technical Writing for Digital Media” class at Lipscomb University.
We talk a lot about writing tips, blogging platforms and SEO advice here on For Bloggers, By Bloggers, but the fact of the matter is that you guys are a super smart community and have a huge interest in this art of writing. I feel blessed every week to come on here and join this conversation.
Since I’ve done similar workshops and consulting gigs in the past, I have a pseudo-curriculum that I will use, but I want your ideas as well. If you were going into a undergrad and graduate class aimed at creating well-rounded content creators and publishers through all different digital media, what topics would you want covered.
Here’s what I’ve got so far (in no particular order):
- Understanding The Platforms (Social Media, Blogging and The Like)
- Grammar Points
- Establishing a Sense of Community (Commenting and Reading Other Blogs)
- SEO Basics (advanced topics discussed in the grad class)
- Thinking Like A Publisher (How To Get Your Content To The Masses)
- Creating a Strategy for Content
Those are some of the main areas of discussion, but I want to know what you would want to learn in a class like this. I’m crowdsourcing ideas to make sure the class is well-rounded and effective for these kids stepping out into the world and wanting to bring along marketable skills with them.
Aside from topics, what books do you feel should be added as either required or suggested readings? While there won’t be a specific “textbook” for this class, I will be pulling passages and chapters from my favorites and some of yours as well.
Let’s give these kids a class they’ll never forget!
Thoughts? And of course, any tips or suggestions you leave will be covered here for your own needs in future FBBB posts!