Using social media platforms to build a competitive advantage. Involves extensive integration and application of social media technologies.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the practices used in implementing social media for the purposes of organizational growth. In doing so, the student will gain an understanding of the objectives, strategies, platforms, and tactics used in social media.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Formulate an applied working knowledge of social and interactive growth strategies for building an organizational footprint.
- Examine the dynamics of various approaches to using social media to grow organizations.
- Apply an integrated mix of social media applications and content in transforming organizational relationships with its affiliates.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
The student will write an introductory post, providing a brief biography along with providing other students with an understanding of what the author hopes to get from this course.
For this collaborative discussion, the student is required to create a thread in response to the prompt provided for each forum. Each thread must be 400–450 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and include at least 3 unique citations in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–250 words and have at least 2 unique citations per reply.
Research Paper: Social Media Analysis Assignment
The student will write a 8–10 page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on a for-profit or non-profit organization that has an undeveloped or poorly-developed social media presence. The paper must include at least 8 references in addition to the course textbook.
Research Paper: Social Media Repair Assignment
Based on the information gathered in the Social Media Analysis assignment, the student will write a 12–15 page research-based paper in current APA format. The paper must include at least 12 references in addition to the course textbook.
Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes and contain 15 multiple-choice questions, and have a 1-hour time limit.
Quiz: Review of the First Four Modules and Quiz: Review of Modules Five through Eight will cover the Learn material for the previous modules: weeks. Quiz: Review of the First Four Modules and Quiz: Review of Modules Five through Eight will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice questions, and have a 2-hour time limit.