Writing for the Web (WriteWeb)

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Open2Study offers a way to learn about a wide variety of subjects from some of the best institutions. Explore the origins of crime with Griffith University, learn how to paint and draw from instructors at Abu Dhabi University or discover the world of music at James Cook University. Whether you love to travel the world or are the CEO of your own company, Open2Study offers free, high-quality education. Every course has its own classroom where you can learn through interactive videos, quizzes and collaboration with fellow classmates. Learning a new subject takes only four weeks, so you can try one or try them all. The online classes are taught by leading industry professionals so that you're getting the most up-to-date information possible. If a subject piques your interest, look into an accredited degree from one of many universities that Open2Study partners with and take free courses related to that topic. New content is constantly being added to Open2Study to provide a unique learning experience for everyone.

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Explore how writing style, web design and structure can grab the attention of and engage online readers. 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? * what to consider before you start writing * characteristics of good online content * how to write for your audience * how to maintain your content
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 11 reviews
  • 10 completed
4 years, 10 months ago
So, I began this course because of a new year resolution: I wanted to have a blog so I could improve my writing skills. Even tough all the techniques in this course may not apply to me, i found lots of them to be really usefull. For example, short simple sentences, as they stated, are the best to make it accessible to all, so the most correct to catch public's attention would be to write this way. But, since I want to challenge me, I'm dropping this part. However, if you are like me, there's still a lot this course can offer you: you'll learn, for example, how to make your content be more easily found by search engines, how to make a good use of the digital resources we have (such as links, images, etc...) and how to create an identity and plan your content, among other things. To sum up, I absolutely loved this course and would recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to make good use of what the digital environment have to offer... So, I began this course because of a new year resolution: I wanted to have a blog so I could improve my writing skills. Even tough all the techniques in this course may not apply to me, i found lots of them to be really usefull. For example, short simple sentences, as they stated, are the best to make it accessible to all, so the most correct to catch public's attention would be to write this way. But, since I want to challenge me, I'm dropping this part. However, if you are like me, there's still a lot this course can offer you: you'll learn, for example, how to make your content be more easily found by search engines, how to make a good use of the digital resources we have (such as links, images, etc...) and how to create an identity and plan your content, among other things. To sum up, I absolutely loved this course and would recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to make good use of what the digital environment have to offer for writers.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 6 months ago
An interesting course with good pointers. A nice refresher course for a beginner and pretty straightforward
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 15 reviews
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6 years, 4 months ago
I loved this course, Frankie Madden is fantastic! I took Writing for the Web to see how Open 2 Study operated. I've taken 20+ courses from Coursera and enjoy the variety of courses offered. But I loved O2S's layout, it is very accessible and perfect for the student who just wants to learn the material. Coursera depends entirely too much on peer reviews and pushes forum participation for my taste. Open 2 Study's emphasis on learning, period, is delightful. As for Writing for the Web itself, Frankie Madden's presentations were fantastic. Her energetic personality and interest in the subject inspired me to keep up with the course. This could have been a very dry and dull subject but Madden showed how multi-faceted and vibrant publishing web pages/sites can be. The lessons were full of useful tips, expert advice, and helped me to see that writing for the web requires diverse skills, not just the ability to write. I feel that I gained val... I loved this course, Frankie Madden is fantastic! I took Writing for the Web to see how Open 2 Study operated. I've taken 20+ courses from Coursera and enjoy the variety of courses offered. But I loved O2S's layout, it is very accessible and perfect for the student who just wants to learn the material. Coursera depends entirely too much on peer reviews and pushes forum participation for my taste. Open 2 Study's emphasis on learning, period, is delightful. As for Writing for the Web itself, Frankie Madden's presentations were fantastic. Her energetic personality and interest in the subject inspired me to keep up with the course. This could have been a very dry and dull subject but Madden showed how multi-faceted and vibrant publishing web pages/sites can be. The lessons were full of useful tips, expert advice, and helped me to see that writing for the web requires diverse skills, not just the ability to write. I feel that I gained valuable insight and skills from O2S's Writing for the Web. The workload was light, with a unit each week, 4 units total. The units contained 8-10 video segments ranging from 3 to 9 minutes each. A 'pop quiz' followed each video, highlighting the main point of the lesson. A 5-question assessment (3 tries) ended each unit. Writing for the Web awards certificates for passing students. For non-native English speakers and those hard of hearing ~ each video is nicely captioned and the option to have the transcript below the video is available (the transcript is interactive, so it's possible to click on a word or phrase and have it play again). I was completely enchanted by this course and hope Frankie Madden offers others on O2S, I will be sure to sign up. Based on this course I have signed up for other Open 2 Study courses.
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