BYTE Week Begins August 19

Posted: August 14, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Build Your Technology and Teaching Expertise (BYTE) Week for faculty and staff is scheduled for the week of Aug. 19-23, with dozens of free workshops offered.

In addition to workshops on popular software programs, a focus on digital imaging continues, with Creating Videos of On-screen Activity, Web-Ready PDF File Creation, PowerPoint on the Web, Creating Streaming Video over the Web, Scanning, Image Capture Using a Digital Camera, and Optimizing Graphic Files for the Web.

Other highlights include workshops on the CorporateTime calendar system and the Libraries’ new web-based research services. There will also be a discussion forum on Distance Learning Initiatives at George Mason on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 311 D.

You may take individual workshops or earn a certificate by completing a track in either web development or online teaching. Individuals completing a track may also receive Continuing Education Units. Track workshops cover planning a web site; overview of tools to create web pages; creating web pages; meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility requirements; using WebCT tools; and tools for enhancing your course. There may be several workshop options under each main topic.

BYTE Week offerings are presented by the Information Technology Unit Training Council, with representatives from the Department of Instructional Technology and Support Services, the University Libraries, Continuing and Professional Education, Human Resources and Fiscal Services. The workshops are free, but registration is required. To view the complete workshop list and register online, visit the BYTE Week web site or call (703) 993-3141 for more information.

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