Writing for the Web

Overview

Writing for the web has evolved into a specialist skill essential to getting the most out of your online presence. As a highly interactive form of communication across a number of potential mediums, it requires a very different approach to print media. Writing functions as a form of 'content' on the web that also interfaces with layout, hyperlinks and web technologies such as SEO. This course explores the principles for creating standout content for the web, introduces you to SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), content marketing and online branding, and creating content that holds purpose.

Course content

  • Know your user
  • Know your platform
  • Know your brand online
  • Web writing principles
  • Web design principles for writers
  • Content layout for writers
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Generating and repurposing content
  • Distributing writing efficiently
  • Using social media online 

Ideal for

This course is suitable for people who have some knowledge of media and communications, are updating their skills (such as print journalists looking to understand online) or that already work in areas online(such as publishing editor)

 

Important Information

Completion of this course will not guarantee entry into an RMIT Program.

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Outcome

Upon completion of this course you will have improved your skills and foundation knowledge in order to write effective content for the unique web environment. You will understand the importance of audience engagement and have the tools to make your content work not just for the reader but also in ways that enhance the chances of your content being seen by your intended audience.

Pre-requisites

  • Some knowledge of media and communications
  • Basic computer literacy skills

Materials supplied

Course notes. Mac Computers if available.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.  Wifi enabled laptop or tablet may be required.

Award

Participants will be awarded an RMIT Certificate of Attainment.

Additional notes

Course Presenters

Phoebe Bond is a freelance writer and editor. She has ten years experience in marketing and communications roles in the health and education sectors. Prior to that she worked as a journalist for three years. She has written and edited for publications including The Dominion Post, The Gulf News, Capital Community News, Archer Magazine and Diabetes Today.

Amy Middleton is a Melbourne-based journalist and founding editor of Archer Magazine, a UN-award winning magazine on sexuality and gender. Amy has written and edited for publications including Australian Geographic, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Junkee, Meanjin, The Big Issue, Cosmos and The Bulletin.

Testimonial


  • The information was engaging and practical. Really easy to take back to day-to-day work tasks. Jamila

    Really enjoyed the course - very informative and well run. Julea

    Engaging presentation. I found the content on web design, layout & SEO particulary useful. Amy's own experience provided excellent insights. Practical, useful & immediately implementable. Shane

    Good lecturer, relevant and current topic, concise notes and examples. 

    The open discussion format & meeting/learning about the same challenges being faced by people in similar roles across different industries. Vesta

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Available course dates

Wednesday 21 February 2018

  • Code S345093
  • Start date 21.02.18
  • End date 22.02.18
  • Hours 12.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $590.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Wed 21.02.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Thu 22.02.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

Saturday 14 April 2018

  • Code S345093
  • Start date 14.04.18
  • End date 21.04.18
  • Hours 12.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $590.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 14.04.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Sat 21.04.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

Thursday 21 June 2018

  • Code S345093
  • Start date 21.06.18
  • End date 28.06.18
  • Hours 12.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $590.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Thu 21.06.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Thu 28.06.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

Thursday 30 August 2018

  • Code S345093
  • Start date 30.08.18
  • End date 31.08.18
  • Hours 12.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $590.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Thu 30.08.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Fri 31.08.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

Saturday 06 October 2018

  • Code S345093
  • Start date 06.10.18
  • End date 13.10.18
  • Hours 12.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $590.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 06.10.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Sat 13.10.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

Thursday 29 November 2018

  • Code S345093
  • Start date 29.11.18
  • End date 06.12.18
  • Hours 12.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $590.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Thu 29.11.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00
Thu 06.12.18 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

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