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Learner Career Outcomes

25%

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25%

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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 6 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Platforms and Design

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 29 min), 5 readings
7 videos
Media and Platform Variations3m
Storytelling Changes Across Multimedia8m
Storytelling Changes Across Platforms3m
What is Design?2m
Evaluating Content Design3m
Usability Testing3m
5 readings
What is Content Strategy?10m
Course Content and Schedule10m
How Do I Get The Most Out Of This Course?10m
Meet the Team10m
The Visual Experience10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Social and Mobile Media

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Virtual Communities9m
Differentiated Messaging4m
Tools to Use at Work5m
3 readings
The Case Study10m
The Utilitarian Experience10m
The Inspiration Experience10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Managing Content and IP

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 73 min), 4 readings
10 videos
Legal Protection7m
Using Credible Content From Brands4m
Outsourcing vs. In-House Creation5m
Introduction to IBM4m
Communicate Effectively in a Digital World8m
Leveraging Talent2m
A Revolutionary View of Marketing14m
Watson: The Computer that Learns8m
Summary of Content Strategy's Future7m
4 readings
Appendix10m
Download the Toolkit10m
Join us for MOOC 3 - Expanding Your Content's Reach!10m
Other Resources10m

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About the Content Strategy for Professionals Specialization

Content Strategy uses credible, trustworthy, transparent media to communicate stories and information to enhance an organization’s strategic goals. In this Specialization, you’ll learn best practices from recognized industry and academic experts on how to create and implement engaging content across media platforms that the people you want to reach will really value. You’ll learn how to engage your audience by implementing their stories and using proven tools and techniques to enhance an audience’s experience and interests. You’ll manage content once created by learning how best to tell an organization’s “content story” across media platforms using a human-centered design. You’ll also learn actionable ways to grow internal and external audiences, and expand your content’s reach. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that allows you to apply the skills you've learned throughout the courses in response to a real challenge facing organizations today. To fit easily into busy schedules, the Specialization is constructed as four, three-week courses to better fit into any lifestyle. It is a program for you, as a professional, to master and then be able to use what you learn here and take it back to work. It's knowledge that will improve both your effectiveness, and your organization's. Each of the individual courses can be audited for free. Please note that you will not receive a Certificate of Completion if you choose to audit....
Content Strategy for Professionals

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