Time to Register for B.Y.T.E. Week Workshops

Posted: January 7, 2008 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. This free training for faculty and staff members helps expand 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 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 — and Professionalism at Work.

Another new workshop, eWork Training, will provide an overview of the eWork online hiring and recruiting system at Mason. The Human Resources and Payroll team will go into greater detail about eWork and give some tips and tricks for using it. The team will also discuss new eWork modules that can make hiring easier and more efficient.

The ITU Training Council, sponsor of B.Y.T.E. Week, offers four learning 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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