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SXSWedu 2013

Training Students in New Media

The world of publishing has drastically changed in the last 15 years. Online new media training is increasingly important to students, teachers, and professors. You may be the most eloquent writer since Shakespeare, but if your work isn’t found, who’s going to know? Learning the nuances of online writing can mean the difference between being an online superstar and your work being lost among the millions of similar articles on the web.
While our standards of high-quality writing have remained somewhat static over the years, the characteristics of successful online content have evolved significantly. Why, then, are we still teaching kids how to write for the old-fashioned print world?
Robin Edmondson will address common mistakes and best practices when it comes to teaching your students how to write articles that, while well-researched, well-written, and intellectual, will also cater to search engines, social media, and short attention spans.

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  1. What differentiates Internet-friendly content from traditionally good content?
  2. What common mistakes do people make when translating print / traditional content to the Internet?
  3. How can we better teach people to write Internet-friendly content?

Speakers

  • Robin Edmondoson, Head of Education, HubPages

Organizer

Simone Smith, Head of Outreach, HubPages

Meta Information:

  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Solo Presentation
  • Track: Big Data and Emerging Technologies
  • Level: Beginner
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