BYTE Week Begins Monday
Posted: August 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
By Emily Yaghmour
It’s time once again for BYTE (Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise) Week. Every semester, the Department of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies sponsors a week of workshops, presentations, hands-on computer sessions, and discussions for George Mason faculty, staff, and graduate teaching assistants. Other BYTE Week sponsors are the Learning Resources Office, the University Libraries, and the Counseling Center.
To help participants improve their technical expertise, BYTE Week offers classes on using Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Front Page 2000, PowerPoint, and HTML. There are also classes designed to help participants learn to create web pages and to handle issues related to web development, including one class titled “Complying with ADA and Mason Website Policies and Regulations.”
Several classes are geared specifically to assisting faculty members, such as “Checking for Plagiarism in the Electronic Environment” and “Creating Effective Research Assignments.” And not all BYTE Week sessions focus on technology. Senior staff members from the Counseling Center conduct such workshops as “Responding to Difficult and Distressed Students” and “Managing Controversial Issues in the Classroom.”
Held from Monday, Aug. 21, through Friday, Aug. 25, workshops range in length from one hour to all day. For a schedule of BYTE Week workshops, go to ittraining.irc.gmu.edu. All workshops require registration.