Zero Cost Marketing Strategies: Official Primer Course. While seemingly a bit hokey, the 4.5 stars and 25,000+ enrolled students prove that there’s plenty of solid info in this course to make it worth your while.
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PS: I disliked how paid courses are set up in Coursera–I’m a bright person with excellent reading comprehension, but others in the class were scoring very low, yet giving positive reviews in the comments… and so a lot of people were failing the classes when they should be getting a B average. And people were scoring others really low and giving them ridiculous feedback that proved they didn’t understand the material themselves. No thanks on the ignorant masses making sure I don’t pass a class I’m paying for… good idea on paper, but between the complicated scoring set-up and the propensity for others to want to feel superior (even based on gender, ethnicity, etc.) it simply did not work well.
Thanks to technology, learners in every corner of the globe can now study nearly any subject online, often for free or next to free. But such bounty can sometimes be overwhelming. With so many offerings, which classes really benefit students the most?
Open DS106 includes course outlines that include tasks for each unit, instructional videos, participant blogs, the DS106 handbook and an active online community. Overall, a good introduction to digital storytelling and using social media for building your network.
You can’t improve what you don’t measure so this course will teach you a useful set of analytical skills that will improve your social media campaigns and help you identify the content that is most helpful for growing your online audience.
Duke University offers a self-paced professional certificate in Digital Media & Marketing fully online. Requiring just 12 months of study, this certificate program engages learners with actionable knowledge and skills presented by industry-leading authors, speakers, and consultants. This certificate program is aligned with the Online Marketing Certified Professional (OMCP) standards to ensure the content is both comprehensive and industry trusted. Duke University’s Digital Media & Marketing Certificate has been ranked #1 by ValueColleges.com http://markets.financialcontent.com/mi.startelegram/news/read/35871325 #2 in the nation by BestMarketingDegrees.org.
We’re doing our annual update of our content (best practices, examples, stats, etc.) and training (improved video training style) on May 1st, and we welcome you to come back and check out the updated content!
Video is becoming a preferred content medium and so it is important to have a well-defined video content strategy. This certification from You Tube, across 29 modules, incorporates channel growth best practices, platform strategies, and channel development techniques to help find success on YouTube and beyond. Do check out the eligibility and the relevant certification track to make the most out of this course.
Google is another company you’ve probably heard of before, and its digital marketing course offers a ton of valuable information if you plan to advertise and rank on the search engine. You can even take a Google AdWords certification at the end of the process that helps you beef up your resume (and your Google+ profile).
This digital storytelling course from the University of Mary Washington attempts to re-imagine how storytelling can be taught in the digital age. Based on a course taught at the University, the online version called Open DS106 is freely available online.
This comprehensive list has been created keeping in mind 2 important aspects. Firstly, it is not a dump of any and every possible Digital Marketing course. Rather, the certifications/courses highlighted in this post are directly from the epicentres itself i.e Google, Hubspot, Bing, You Tube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Hootsuite and Moz. And secondly, ALL the courses highlighted are ABSOLUTELY FREE and the 10 free certifications mentioned, even provide a certificate or a badge that you can share online.
If you’ve considered studying business, but can’t seem to carve out the time for such an undertaking, consider Alison’s free, online business courses. Learn leadership skills, fundamentals of business law, business growth strategies and more. Whether you’re considering starting a business or just looking to improve your business knowledge, Alison has a course for you.
A great list of courses I must remark! Apart from Coursera, Inbound marketing Training from Hubspot, and CopyBlogger Marketing Email Course, others are new to me. I guess it would be wise to try out others.The sources of these courses are tried and tested websites. Being free or nearly free to participate in any of the program is simply amazing!
Career opportunities aligned with the business field continue to grow within the job market and a general foundation in business can lead to new options for you to enhance your career. Whether you choose to earn your business degree online or in the classroom, taking the extra step and earning a degree is something employers value.
The Six Sigma Green Belt program is a subset within the Black Belt body of Knowledge and follows the structured Six Sigma “DMAIC” methodology to introduce proven process improvement principles, tools, and techniques to improve processes within your organization.
Founded in 1789 by America’s first Bishop, John Carroll, Georgetown University is a private university located in Washington D.C. and is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States. The campus is located in D.C.’s historic Georgetown Neighborhood, which is noted for holding Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark. While the University is steeped in religious traditions and historical events of Catholic and Jesuit religions, the University is self-governed independently of these religious influences. In 2016, Georgetown was ranked 21st University in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
This entry level Business management course gives a comprehensive introduction to business management. Students explore wide range of topics on this business management course including ; what exactly the business manager does, how the responsibilities are shared among management teams, what…
This social media course from course platform Canvas Network has ended but you can still sign up and get access to all the course activities, assignments and videos to study at your own self-directed pace.
Digital marketing and social media have changed the way organisations communicate, with the focus placed on personal engagement and conversation, rather than the one-size-fits-all, broadcast advertising of the past. You can get to grips with digital marketing and find out how social media is used worldwide with these marketing courses.
The course starts out with a great foundation in theory, training you on the philosophies behind efficiency, productivity, and “speeding up.” Armed with these theories and strategies, the course then dives into more nuts-and-bolts recommendations on how to speed up some of the most time-intensive activities we each do every day.
Landing page examples and best practice advice Discussion of web design in companies who don’t know the power of landing pages still often focuses on the home page. But savvy companies know that custom landing pages are essential to maximise conversion …..
This Level 2 IAB course offers a thorough syllabus for you to broaden your knowledge base. With accreditation from IAB, gain trust from prospective employees and even fulfill your dream of becoming self-employed and confidently look after your own bookkeeping needs.
On the topic of Google, Google Digital Garage is great for beginners wanting introductory fundamentals of different marketing channels. They offer free online starter courses on search, social media, mobile etc. and many more in their library of topics. These are only a starting point and more advanced training will be needed to specialize in any marketing channel.
Oregon State University offers a digital brand management certificate. The certificate program consists for four courses that are conducted separately over the course of a year, which when completed together yields the certificate. The four courses are: building a digital content strategy, search engine optimization and search engine marketing, social media and mobile marketing, and digital brand strategies. The courses are instructed by industry pros are designed to emulate the strategies of industry tycoons such as Nike, Adidas, Weiden + Kennedy, Jive Software, and Oregonian Media Group. As a student in this program you will be provided with opportunity to learn from and build connections with these impressive industry leaders.
While not a social media “class” in a traditional sense, Buffer’s Week-of-Webinars covers everything from content curation to social media analytics to getting your content seen in the Facebook News Feed.
A: As our courses require a significant amount of work, we generally recommend that students only take one certificate course at a time. Students can complete all designation requirements in approximately 19-24 months.
Also offered through The Open University, Innovation, Markets and Industrial Change is designed to help students examine the role of innovation in the development of industries and consider how production costs can change as sales increase or new technology is introduced. Students who complete the course’s six units will also understand the relationship between consumer demand for a product and its price, as well as how output and production costs can affect industry structure.
This course is an active journey of self-reflection. You’ll learn to distinguish between leaders and managers, paint a picture of where you want your leadership journey to go, and motivate people to join you in your cause. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll learn that you can lead even when you don’t have formal authority.
Become familiar with the online environment and learn various digital marketing strategies you can use to get your business, brand, or products and services out there. This is a great learning material to augment your knowledge of digital marketing and its associated concepts and techniques…