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Pilot session 2: Selecting and choosing social media tools

Date & Time: 
online - 7 May 2013 (15.00 CET)

In April-May 2013 Web2LLP is organising a 10-hour pilot of the online social media course for managers of lifelong learning projects.

This session introduced a variety of different social media tools such as blogs and microblogging and social networking sites. Each was presented and explained and then discussed in terms of the added value they bring to LLP projects. The session also explained how different social media channels and networks can be integrated in a web strategy. 23 people from 10 different countries took part in the webinar, mainly LLP project managers and coordinators.  

Domain expert, Nicholas Standage (P.A.U. Education, Spain) defined a blog and introduced microblogging, social networking sites and slide repositories with a focus on the big 3: Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  

Invited speaker, Bernard Van Isacker (PhoenixKM, Belgium) presented his specific experience in selecting and choosing social media tools in different projects including ViPi, a Lifelong Learning Project about learning, employment and independent living for people with disabilities.  

After each presentation, participants could ask questions in an open discussion, they were also welcome to put forward any further questions or relevant issues to the Web2LLP helpdesk service

You can view the recording and presentations below, and for other interesting resources related to web strategies and social media for LLP projects you can visit our Diigo group



Nicholas Standage, PAU Education, Spain
Bernard Van Isacker, PhoenixKM, Belgium


Nicholas Standage, P.A.U. Education, Barcelona, Spain
Nicholas Standage

Nicholas is half Cypriot half English and holds a BSc (hons) in Computer and Management Sciences from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom as well as an MSc in International Business. He has been involved in the organisation of various European events that form part of European Commission projects and other international organisations. Nicholas is currently a project coordinator for the portal which aims to showcase eLearning related projects, resources and events and the which aims to promote the re-use of Public Sector Information. Among other projects he has worked on the European Road Safety Charter, Piccolingo,Youth on the Move,Your Ideas, Your Initiatives, and theEuropean Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012. Nicholas has a particular interest in the definition ofsocial media strategy and the implementation of online campaigns aiming to raise awareness on educational issues.

Bernard Van Isacker, PhoenixKM, Belgium
Bernard Van Isacker

Bernard Van Isacker is a graduated journalist, and has been working for the past 15 years in the media and entertainment market, and in this respect has acquired extensive expertise in media techniques, using extensively web 2.0 services and applications. In recent years he has also acquired extensive expertise in disability issues, and has been involved in online training activities for people with disabilities (using platforms such as Moodle, and ATutor), and more specifically in the field of assistive technology, and the accessibility, searchability (SEO) and usability of websites. He equally provides consultancy in the same areas, and is an expert in (accessible) CMS systems, and mobile applications (iPhone, Android). For the past 5 years, he has also been providing social media consultancy to the music industry, as well as to other business in the area of online commerce. Visit his website.

Watch our interview with Karel Van Isacker (PhoenixKM) as part of our showcase on existing LLP projects that use(d) social media.