DigiNanna is back in college to finish her course in Digital Marketing. I will be attending class two nights a week in the National College of Ireland until Christmas but have to work on assignments afterwards until the end of January before I can breath and say I have finished. I hope to graduate next November 2017 all going well. This will be my second graduation in 3 years. I am a very lucky Nanna to have the opportunity to do this.
This semester we are studying two modules which are Social Medial and Public Relations and the other one is Technology and User Experience UX. I am enjoying both modules and learning new things all the time.
Time Management and organisation are keys to successful learning. It just takes a little while to get back into college mode. It is now a couple of weeks, so I can safely say I am in the thick of it. Part of our weekly homework is blogging on what we have learned and what we see all around us in relation to our course. It as been fun and you can follow my blog about that on my personal page click here
This is all relatively new to me and blogging is good for the soul. You too could do this. WordPress is a great site to get you started – see here for yourself get started
I also use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. I have tried Snapchat for research purposes for college, but I have not got the hang of it yet. My adult children are very nimble on Snapchat and have great fun making funny photos to send to me especially of my 3 grandchildren. They also use it to keep up with their friends and cousins some of whom live abroad. Of course, there is the app that is ‘the next best thing since sliced bread’. WhatsApp. This is the most used app within my family circle. My parents who are new to phone apps love this as they can get messages and photos from all the family free of charge.
Facebook is a great tool for keeping in contact with family and friends especially those overseas or those that you only meet from time to time. You can set up private groups for family/friends and share stories, photos, updates. I have a few groups, family, school friends, classmates from two different colleagues. There are also groups for like minded people and its good to see what else is out there. You are always sure to pick up a tip or two during your browse through Facebook.
I have been at the computer for a while now and its time to unwind with a soap or two on TV. I hope that I may have inspired someone to give social media a go and let me know what you are up to so that DigiNannaDublin can follow you.