BYTE Week Is Back
Posted: December 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
By Kate Passin
If you are interested in improving your technology skills, take advantage of BYTE (Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise) Week. Held before each semester, the next BYTE week is Monday, Jan. 8, through Friday, Jan. 12. The Division of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies sponsors the week of free workshops, presentations, and hands-on computer sessions for George Mason faculty and staff members. Other BYTE week sponsors are the Learning Resources Office and the University Libraries.
New this year are two track options: “Planning and Creating a Website” and “Teaching with Online Tools.” Participants of either track program receive a certificate upon completion of a sequence of four or more workshops. Classes offered in the “Teaching with Online Tools” track include “Tips for Connecting Your Course to the Internet,” “Creating, Editing, and Uploading Pages,” and “Posting Your Syllabus on the Web.”
BYTE Week also offers classes on using Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FrontPage 2000, WebCT, PowerPoint, HTML, and the university’s new e-mail system, Mason Enterprise Messaging Online. Other workshops focus on improving research skills. Two that fall under this category are “Creating Effective Research Assignments” and “Effective Use of Search Engines.”
All workshops require registration. For additional information about the event or to register for a workshop, visit the BYTE Week web site.