Institution: University of Oxford
Country: United Kingdom
City (Metropolitan Area): Oxford
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Short-term Courses
Subjects: Website Development & Management
Start Date: September 2, 2017
Duration: 09.45am - 5:00pm, during 1 day
The University of Oxford is now accepting applications for their one-day course titled “Improving Your Blog.” If you already have a blog and want to improve its design, add other features, and have it read by a wider audience, then this may be the course for you. Technical advice provided in the course will be for blogs written on the WordPress platform, and the course is open to all blog topics. The day will begin with personalized feedback on your blog that will include suggestions for improving its design, navigation, and writing style/format. Then, you will be introduced to larger possibilities of blogging and how to promote your blog. You will also learn how to measure and encourage reader interest; how to monetize your blog; and how to deal with writer’s block and other challenges.
The course will run from 9:45 am to 5:00 pm on September 2, 2017. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided along with an hour for lunch. The course costs £87, and you can purchase a bag lunch for an additional £4.40, or a full lunch for £13. However, if you are currently receiving a state benefit, then you may be eligible for a 50% reduction in the tuition fees. Accommodations may also be available in Rewley House if you wish to stay the night before the course. You may contact the university’s Residential Centre for details on availability and prices.
The course will have two instructors from whom you will receive feedback and support. Robert Bullard is an Oxford-based writer, editor, and writing skills trainer. Since 2003, he has helped individuals and businesses improve their writing. He has written for national newspapers and websites, including the Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. The other instructor, Dr. Cezar Ionescu is associate professor of data science at the department for continuing education and director of studies in computing and mathematics.
To learn more and apply, click here.