Announcement: Parks Web 2.0 Workshop

Here is the announcement of the next Web 2.0 workshop that links parks and tourism. The webinar begins next Monday:

With the goal of developing web literacy and information sharing among managers and providers of tourism services in parks and protected areas, Ron Mader is offering a series of 5-day online workshops with flexible times and dates in September 2011.

How much does it cost?
Formal participation in the 5-day workshop is just (US) $200 per person. Discounts of 50% ($100 per person) are available for tour businesses featured in Planeta.com’s World Travel Directory , TAPAS members, and colleagues who have participated in Ron’s previous workshops in 2010-2011.

How much does it cost?
Formal participation in the 5-day workshop is just (US) $200 per person. Discounts of 50% ($100 per person) are available for tour businesses featured in Planeta.com’s World Travel Directory , TAPAS group members, and colleagues who have participated in Ron’s previous workshops in 2010-2011.

Why is digital literacy important?
Professionals working on tourism and protected areas need to be effective communicators. The challenge lies in the technological revolution in the past ten years. What was prohibitively expensive a decade ago is commonplace on a cellphone today. The internet, and social networking sites are increasingly used to share information in a lively, timely fashion. The Parks Web 2.0 Workshop will be of most use to professionals who need some assistance with the Web 2.0 evolution. The workshop creates a safe and fun environment to improve skills and engage with others using the Web in new and inspiring ways.

Whether you need to promote events, sell tours, develop case studies, collaborate with colleagues, this workshop will help give you the proper nudge and develop new skillsets. It’s a simple, inexpensive and a productive use of your time. We focus on strengthening core skills and developing a healthy web presence for your work.

What will be included in the workshop?
Participants will review and tinker with (hands on please!) more than a dozen Web 2.0 channels, including blogs, Delicious, Facebook, Linked-In, Flickr, Google+, Slideshare, Twitter, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia, wikis and YouTube. We also focus on specialty websites including Ecoturismo Genuino and ProtectedPlanet.net.

Instruction takes the form of daily emails as well as arranged skype calls. Web 2.0 assignments and recommendations posted on Twitter. We will also post video screencasts on YouTube and podcasts on IPadio. During the workshop the Parks Web 2 Slideshare presentation will be updated to document the achievements of the participants.

On the assignments, you don’t have to do them all, but please start with the low-hanging fruit. We encourage participants to be engaged, creative, generous and curious!

September Parks Web 2.0 Workshop

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2 Responses to Announcement: Parks Web 2.0 Workshop

  1. Hi Ron, Just wanted to say that I’m learning so much on your Web2.0 course – thanks so much! Anna

  2. hi Ron: Thanks for organizing Parks Web 2.0. I just learned what web 2.0 means in the broader context – up until now I had no idea. Cheers, Glen

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