Whether this is your first vist to getnotted.com, or you’ve been before, welcome! Return visitors might notice that the site looks a little different - but rest assured, getnotted.com is still promoting adult learning across Nottinghamshire.
The new look is compliments of another theme from WordPress, which is the software used to create this blog. It’s completely free and incredibly easy to use. If you have a hankering for a blog of your own, but don’t know where to start, then you need some blog training – and I just might be able to help you with that! The WEA can run courses in all sorts of things, and blogging is just one of them.
Whether you are an individual, a community group or a voluntary organisation – if you are interested in setting up a blog (which is effectively a free website) and would like to find out more, then give Lindsey a call on 07919 528 109.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on June 23, 2011
Welcome back to getnotted.com. We may look different, but we’re still promoting adult learning across Nottinghamshire.
So, what was wrong with the old look, I hear you ask. Well, having helped deliver the first blog training session for WEA staff on Friday, I found myself looking at this blog with fresh eyes, and it just felt like time for change! Hope you like it.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on January 17, 2011
…but were afraid to ask!’ Following on from the success of the workshop held at the WEA East Midlands conference, and by popular demand, we were asked to devise a course about organisational blogging. As a Christmas present to the East Midlands’ staff we have now done this and the first course begins on Friday 14th January 2011 at 9:30am at the Broadway Cinema, Nottingham.
This two and a half day course covers:
- The ‘what’, ‘who’ and ‘why’ of blogging
- How to plan a successful blog
- Setting up a WordPress blog
- What makes a good blog post
- WordPress Widgets – what they are and what they do
The dates for your diary are:
Friday 14th January 2011 – 9:30am to 3:30pm
Friday 21st January 2011 – 9:30am to 3:30pm
Friday 11th February 2011 – 9:30 to 12pm
So, if you’re a WEA member of staff in the East Midlands and you’d like to attend this course, please contact Caroline by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your email please include a short paragraph stating why you want to take this course.
There are only 10 places available, so you need book now to avoid disappointment.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on December 17, 2010
Fabulous new library for Worksop
An exciting course all about blogs and blogging was due to start in the fantastic new Worksop Library building today at 10am. The building works were completed, the library kitted out with state of the art equipment and furniture, and the tutor was ready and waiting – all that was missing were some learners! So, if you have ever wondered what blogs and blogging are all about, if you like the idea of setting up your own blog (essentially a free website that you put together and then update yourself – it’s easy, honest) don’t miss this oportunity to join a class that will take you through the process step-by-step.
To register your interest in the course, and make sure that the tutor turns up again next week, please call Lindsey on 07760 337 893.
The course is due to run on Tuesday mornings from 10am-12noon at Worksop Library, Memorial Avenue, Worksop S80 2BP. The new start date is Tuesday 28 September 2010 – but remember, you need to register your interest first by calling the number above.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on September 21, 2010
As interest in social media grows, more and more people are keen to find out what it’s all about and what it could do for them. From conversations I have had with various people at ACLS, libraries, Schools, Sure Start and Community Centres it seems clear that there is a need to develop a course that can open up the world of social media to a much wider audience. A new course called, ‘Blogging: the good, the bad and the ugly’ will take a look at what’s out there and help people get to grips with some blogging basics.
The course will cover topics like:
- planning a blog
- how to set up a WordPress blog
- what makes a good post?
- who are you writing for?
- what are you hoping to achieve?
- how do you raise the profile of your blog?
- the role of Twitter, Flickr, FaceBook and YouTube
Interested? The course starts on 21 September 2010 and will run for 10 weeks at the brand new Worksop Library (Memorial Avenue, Worksop, Notts S80 2BP) from 10am-12noon every Tuesday. Enrolment is at the first session. For course fee information please see the ‘about fees’ page. If you have any queries, give me a call on 0115 985 8203 or 07760 337 893.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on July 27, 2010
Libraries around the county are beginning to offer more and more services to local people. Many of them now run courses for adults, and in recent weeks a number of libraries have contacted me to talk about what courses the WEA can offer.
So far, there are plans to run a ‘Social Media – How to set up your own blog’ course at the brand new, and by all accounts very classy, Worksop Library and a ‘Present Making’ course at Mansfield Woodhouse Library. Stapleford Library is also keen to get involved, and plans to try the ‘Social Media’ course as soon as their on-going refurbishment work is completed.
Libraries are great venues for adults to learn in, and I am really looking forward to working with them. If these courses go well, I hope that more Nottinghamshire libraries will soon be hosting WEA/ACLS courses.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on June 29, 2010
Since starting this blog I have been working hard to convince as many people as I can about the benefits that blogging can bring. So, it’s great to see that at least one person has not only been listening, but is a fully blown convert to the cause.
Maxine, from ACLS, has come up with 10 good reasons to blog:
- It’s free
- Easy to use
- It’s like having your own website
- Great way to document the progress of a project
- Great way to keep others posted about the progress of a project
- It’s intereactive – other people can post their comments
- Great for funders to see evidence of how well a project is going
- Great for promoting future events and sharing good news stories
- Good way to evaluate a project
- Can be used as part of a reflective process
Thanks for putting it so eloquently Maxine! If you want to find out more about how a blog can work for you and if there is any blog training going on in your area, post me a comment here. Alternatively, contact me on 07760 337 893 or via email at email@example.com
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on June 11, 2010