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School of Emerging Media & Technology Launches During Social Media Week

Offers Three Students a Full Scholarship for the Rest of 2012

 
Sept. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- Press inquiries contact Giorgia Lucciola giorgia@crowdcentric.net

Monday, September 24th New York - In conjunction with this week’s edition of Social Media Week, organizers Crowdcentric are officially launching the School of Emerging Media & Technology, in partnership with Skillshare. As a year-round education initiative, the goal is to empower professionals to embrace emerging media and technology and acquire the skills to survive and thrive in a world of rapid change.

As a special promotion during the week, Social Media Week is offering the chance to win one of 3 free Scholarships available for any class or course if you enroll between September 24-28. The Scholarship will grant the student with free access to all classes and courses until the end of 2012. Simply visit http://www.skillshare.com/schools/smw, browse available classes and courses and enroll before Friday 28th at midnight to enter into a chance to win.

Launching with an initial line-up of over 20 courses across the country, the school’s founding teachers are some of the country’s leading experts in the field of emerging media and tech, addressing topics that range from social media marketing, to content strategy, UX design, coding, data, legal and more. Founding teachers include James Cooper, former Chief Innovation Officer at JWT, Buzzfeed’s President and COO Jon Steinberg, Will Allen from Behance, Charity:Water’s Paull Young and Meetup.com’s General Counsel David Pashman.

The School embraces Social Media Week’s philosophy that education should be open and accessible to anyone, anywhere. Classes will initially range from in-person classes in cities around the US and “Hybrid Courses” to which students can enroll from anywhere.

“Social Media is the quintessential skill that is easy to learn, but hard to master. Providing access to social media leaders should be a fantastic benefit to professionals in this space.”  said Scott Roen VP of Digital at American Express OPEN.

More details on the Social Media Week promotion is available http://socialmediaweek.org/2012-soemt-scholarship-giveaway. Find a profile of our founding teacher here http://socialmediaweek.org/school/founding-teachers.

To view the complete list of classes and courses go to www.skillshare.com/schools/smw and find all the information on how it works on the School page on SMW’s website.

For more information on becoming a teacher, a student or a partner of the Social Media Week School of Emerging Media & Technology, or for press inquiries, please contact Giorgia Lucciola at giorgia@crowdcentric.net.

Social Media Week, powered globally by Nokia, is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. The School of Emerging Media & Technology mission is to connect the world’s greatest leaders in social media with professionals whose daily jobs and activities require a basic-to-advanced understanding of the tools, technologies and best practices that are driving change in industry. Social Media Week is owned and operated by New York based Crowdcentric. To learn more, visit http://socialmediaweek.org/school/

Skillshare is a marketplace to take and teach classes. Skillshare is powered by a community of teachers and students driven by a passion to share real-world skills through collaborative learning. Skillshare began as a way for communities to share local knowledge by teaching and taking classes on everything from programming to entrepreneurship to cooking. The most vibrant local communities include New York City, where Skillshare is headquartered, and San Francisco. http://www.skillshare.com

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