Through a generous donation from the Fujio Matsuda Technology Center, and in collaboration with the Emeritus College, HonCC’s Communications & External Affairs Office continues to offer our students, faculty, staff and community partners FREE opportunities to learn how to use various social media platforms.

“For the past year we have been asking our participants what they needed to become more proficient in using social media platforms,” says Celia Chang Takahashi, Social Media Specialist with HonCC. “Two things that we consistently heard from our participants was that they wanted longer sessions and dedicated time for practical application. To support their eagerness to learn, each session will be two hours (instead of 90 minutes) and we will be offering ‘social media labs.’ The labs will provide participants with a chunk of time for guided assistance and hands-on application helping them become comfortable in using social media platforms independently.”

Between now and January 2017 social media “labs” will be offered for the following platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

2016-09-09 Photo Sessions
New Social Media offerings.

In addition to the labs TWO NEW WORKSHOPS will be offered:

A two hour Facebook Groups workshop will provide participants with instruction on how to share updates, photos and documents with smaller group of friends/family instead of “all Facebook Friends.”

There will also be a Facebook Messenger workshop before the end of the calendar year. This two hour workshop will provide participants with instruction on how to use Facebook’s “text like application” to talk “privately” with someone else who has a Facebook account.

Individuals interested in participating in any of the labs or workshops should:

  • have an account for that particular platform
  • know the user name/email/cell phone number associated with the account, and
  • know the password to login to the account.

Individuals who are interested in participating in the Instagram Lab and are planning on posting to the platform should have:

  • the app downloaded to the mobile device of their choosing
  • bring the device with them, and
  • know how to log into their account.

“We hope that these changes will help our participants become more comfortable using social media platforms as a way to keep up with what is happening with HonCC as well as discover new and exciting ways to communicate with their friends and family in a digital age.”

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