Understanding the difference between writing for print versus writing for the web starts with learning about how readers behave differently online. This course brings to light how to accommodate the needs of online readers through web design, writing style, structure and search engine optimisation.
Find out how content can impact the reader's experience, as well as how the reader's experience can impact the way they interpret online content.
What will I learn?
Techniques for writing for your online readers, such as:
what to consider before you start writing
characteristics of good online content
how to write for your audience
how to maintain your content
More specifically you will learn:
how to structure a web page
considerations for search engines and accessibility requirements
making your content scannable
using keywords, headings, lists and links
matching your company’s tone of voice
creating a content strategy and style guide
and many other things!
At the end of the course you will be able to write more concisely, ensuring you provide the right message to the reader at the right time.
This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.
If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.
Where could this lead me?
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MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Jadecompleted this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A great course that will even help intermediate to advanced designers even though I listed it as a beginner course. Teachers you a better way to plan your website, highlighting the main factors needed to get the best result. Worth a look.
I found the course to be well laid out, it flowed very well. I found the topics informative without being overly complicated. I wish she had gone more into gridding content across a site, but that is minor compared to how much I learned.
Unfortunately, this course only offered very basic, common sense information, no variety in the format of the lectures, limited visual aids and came across as amateur when compared to offerings from other platforms
Valentina Konuhovacompleted this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Quite interesting and motivating course. Especially weeks 2 and 3. It gives real sense to "go and write good web-content" for everybody taking this course. There are neither complicated rules no special methods but it is really a good start for web-writer