Brush Up on Current Technology with B.Y.T.E. Week

Posted: August 14, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ryann Doyle

For the third and last time this year, Mason is presenting Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise (BYTE) Week, scheduled for August 20 to 24. It aims to help faculty, staff and students increase their technology skills to support the classroom and the university.

B.Y.T.E. Week is presented by the Training Council of the Information Technology Unit with representatives from University Libraries, Continuing and Professional Education, Human Resources, Fiscal Services and the Division of Instructional Technology (DoIT).

The BTYE workshops facilitate learning on different levels. Basic sessions review important changes in programs such as Excel, Powerpoint, WebCT or Word. More advanced sessions explore ways to incorporate various technologies into the syllabus and certain aspects of work life. Workshops dealing with accessibility, copyright and other related issues are also available.

The four areas of concentration on offer include Planning and Creating a Web Site; Teaching with Online Tools; Microsoft Office Fundamentals and Graphic Creation; and Manipulation and Animation. Faculty and staff completing any of these tracks will receive a certificate of completion and have the option of earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs). One CEU is equal to ten hours of training.

All workshops are free and require online registration. For more information, visit the B.Y.T.E Week web site, or contact the Instructional Resource Center at 703-993-3141.

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