Syllabus What You'll Learn and How

Wanderway has seven major sections. Each contains an introduction to the topic, interviews with practitioners, exercises for experimenting with digital engagement, reflection prompts, curated lists of resources for further learning, and “think deeper” questions for considering the impacts of your efforts.

Complete the course in order or focus in on any section.

Section 1: Beginning

Thinking about: Social media anxiety and fear of failure

Activities: Create a personal advisory board

👋 Get to know Make It @ Your Library, Axis Dance, National Arts Strategies

⏱Time: 1 ½ hours


Section 2: Audiences

Thinking about: The social part of social media

Activities: Map connections and discover cultural bias

👋 Get to know Museum Hue, HowlRound, ArtsLabNina Simon

⏱Time: 4 hours over several days


Section 3: Voice

Thinking about: Experimenting with your voice online

Activities: Try out different styles and tones

👋 Get to know Ranger Greg Dodge and John Killacky

Time: 2-3 hours


Section 4: Strengths

Thinking about: Who you are, what you share, and how you show up online

Activities: Start a Wonderbook and stockpile shareable assets

👋 Get to know John Emerson and Seb Chan

Time: 5 hours over a week or more


Section 5: Channels

Thinking about: Where you want to be online

Activities: Develop a channel watch list

👋 Get to know OnBeing and Eric Woodhams

Time: 3 hours


Section 6: Habit

Thinking about: Making editorial planning easy and straightforward

Activities: Create your own editorial calendar

👋 Get to know Bandaloop and Library as Incubator Project

Time: 4 hours over several days


Section 7: Impact

Thinking about: Data and tools for telling stories of influence and impact

Activities: Create a listening dashboard

👋 Get to know Wounderbound and Chad Weinard

Time: 4 hours over several days


Mountains are Mountains, Again

At every point in the development of Wanderway—from its conception to its development, user-testing, and refinement—we held the following Zen koan close to our heads and hearts. As you experience the course, we hope the same for you: May you lose perspective and familiarity with what you know to be true, and then regain it from a new point of view.



 — Qingyuan Weixin, as translated by D T Suzuki