Technology Update Offered during B.Y.T.E. Week

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

By Ryann Doyle

Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise (B.Y.T.E.) Week is scheduled for Jan. 14 through Jan. 18, 2008. During the week, free training for faculty and staff members helps expand their technology skills to support the classroom and the university.

B.Y.T.E. Week facilitates learning on multiple levels. Fundamental workshops in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access are offered to update faculty and staff on important changes with the 2007 editions. More specialized workshops cover recent developments in videoconferencing, HTML and podcasting. Several new workshops will be offered, such as Mason Alert — The University’s Latest Emergency Message System, EWork Training and Professionalism at Work.

The ITU Training Council, sponsor of B.Y.T.E. Week, also offers four tracks: Planning and Creating a Web Site; Teaching with Online Tools; Graphic Creation, Manipulation, and Animation; and Microsoft Office XP Fundamentals. Faculty and staff who finish any of these tracks will be awarded a certificate of completion and have the option of earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs). One CEU is equal to 10 hours of training.

B.Y.T.E Week is coordinated through representatives from University Libraries, the Office of Continuing and Professional Education, the Office of Equity and Diversity Services, Human Resources and Payroll, Fiscal Services and the Division of Information Technology (DoIT).

All workshops require online registration. For more information, a complete schedule, a description of all workshops and registration information, visit the B.Y.T.E. Week web site, or call 703-993-3141.

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