Course Description

Writing for web involves creating relevant and compelling online content that will attract and motivate your user to take the next step. In this practical course, learn how to write engaging online content based on the needs of clearly defined user personas and your marketing goals and brand. You will explore the principles of writing for web through concepts like content chunking, information scent, front-loading and more. With guidance from the instructor, you will test concepts through weekly exercises, and give and receive feedback with your classmates in a supportive writing environment.

Course Details

Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Write effective online content for homepages, emails, social media, landing pages, blogs, video scripts, and more. 
  • Develop a content strategy for a website, blog or workplace project. 
  • Define and build relationships with your target audience by crafting user personas centred on their needs and problems.
  • Apply the principles of copywriting to drive key business goals related to brand awareness, search engine performance, and conversions.  
  • Define content marketing ethics and online writing practices for accessibility and inclusion.
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Online Asynchronous
Jul 02, 2024 to Aug 26, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $639.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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