Tranent student tests media skills in India

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An East Lothian student is heading to India to help develop a pioneering social media course.

Scott Burgoyne, who lives in Tranent, is among six Edinburgh College students who are due to work alongside students and teachers at the University of Delhi.

The college-university partnership has designed the Digital Literacy and Innovation for Tomorrow’s Education (D-LITE) training course, which aims to give students, teachers and employers in India the skills to access high-quality learning through technology, regardless of their geographical location.

Scott (19) said: “One of the exciting aspects of the course is the use of social media to empower and educate people.

“For example, we use a blog and a Facebook page to communicate on our course to add to a pool of knowledge.

“I’m looking forward to using my experiences and knowledge on the trip and I think it will really add to my CV.”

The focus is on training in Web 2.0 tools such as WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thirty-five teachers from the University of Delhi have received the training and more will travel to Edinburgh College in April.

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