The first english pilot session took place on Tuesday 30th of April at 15.00 (CET) using Spreed, a worldwide Unified Web Conferencing service. The online course was divided in two parts. The first part of online session , presented by Gary Schochat, talked about how to build a good web strategy for the project dissemination. Valentina Garoia of European Schoolnet presented her professional experience related to the management of LLP in a later part of the course. More than 25 participants from various European countries attended this course. Several series of polls was conducted in order to boost interaction among participants. Also, simultaneous chatting allow the participant to join the ongoing discussion during the course.
The second session (07 May 2013 15.00 CET) introduced a variety of different social media tools such as blogs and microblogging and social networking sites. Each was presented and explained in terms of the added value they bring to LLP projects. 23 people from 10 different countries took part in the webinar, mainly LLP project managers and coordinators. Nicholas Standage, a domain expert (P.A.U. Education, Spain) introduced blogs, microblogging, social networking sites and slide repositories with a focus on the big 3: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. An invited speaker, Bernard Van Isacker (PhoenixKM, Belgium) presented his specific experience in selecting and choosing social media tools in different projects, notably ViPi(LLP) project. The session was very interactive thanks to several interesting polls and questions to participants.
On the 14 May 2013 at 15.00 CET 16 participants from 9 different countries took part in this third session which focused on managing social media presence and analysing the social media impact of project. Domain expert Montse Delgado (P.A.U. Education, Spain) introduced 3 Ms: managing, monitoring and measuring that make up a continuous process that LLP projects should implement. She also talked about who could manage the social media channels for LLP project, the functionalities and differences of tools it can be used for the 3 Ms. Experienced project manager, Katerina Zourou (Web2Learn, Greece) talked about the practical implications of using social media for LLP projects: how to efficiently use human resources and the available tools, how to report on social media presence and impact and which indicators to use for them. Participants were asked to answer a few polls as a reality check how they currently use social media to reach their target audience, they give really interesting and enthusiastic answers combined with personal experiences.
There will be the last two pilot sessions in the next weeks, the fourth on 21st of May at 15.00 CET regarding how to share online content (online curation) and comply to copyright. The fifth pilot session (28th May at 15.00 CET) will be a round-table with experienced managers and trouble-shooting. Join us for upcoming courses.