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158 - Social Media and Mobile Applications for Not-So-Beginners
July 25 - July 28
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Cost - $50.00
ENGR 203


If you are a step or two above a beginning user of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, then this course is for you. That is, if you have profiles already set up in several platforms, or if you have downloaded social media applications onto your mobile device, then this course will build upon that knowledge. It is a non-threatening environment where you can gain practical, usable, hands-on experience in how you can best use social media to meet your needs...whatever they might be. We will cover how to edit, upload, and organize photos in Facebook; how to tag people we want to be connected to those photos; how to properly use hash tags and handle tags; how to share other peoples' posts; and what the strengths and weaknesses of certain social media platforms are. This course will be a fun, active course, with plenty of examples and time for discussion. So, bring your phones, tablets, and laptops with the applications you want to explore further loaded onto them. Come with your questions and they will be answered! *Campus is closed Monday, July 24th in celebration of Pioneer Day- no classes will be held.

Course Instructor: Dr. Preston Parker received his formal education in Business Management at Utah State University (Bachelor), in Mass Communication at Indiana University (Master), and in Instructional Technology at Utah State University (Doctorate). During the last ten years, he has created and taught university courses in social media, management, marketing, public relations, entrepreneurship, professional communication, and new venture marketing. He has a passion for social media and is currently involved in developing curriculum to help people become better users of the technologies available. In this regard, he has founded two non-profit organizations: the Social Media Club of Cache Valley and the Cache Valley Area Investors Association. Preston also serves on the Clark Entrepreneurship Center's Founder's Board, and as the faculty adviser over marketing for the USU Entrepreneurship Club. He has founded several businesses, including a multimedia production company, an instructional design company, a real estate holdings company, a restaurant, a produce company, and a consulting company. He finds great joy in utilizing social media techniques in the "real world" and then bringing his experiences into the classroom. But really, he would just like to be known as a good husband to his wife of 17 years, and a good father to his six young children.
preston.parker@usu.edu