Thursday, September 1, 2011

Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

In case you missed it, our September Professional Development Announcement went out to faculty and staff yesterday. We have two new offerings we hope you will take advantage of! Please contact Sunny Chau ( for registrations.Here are the descriptions:

Tips and Tricks for the iPad
As a result of the increasing popularity of the tablet computer, in particular the iPad, we will be offering a 45-minute workshop “Tips and Tricks for the iPad”. Session topics will include:  establishing settings, navigation, creating folders, security, accessing email, calendar, using the App Store, etc. We will also address cloud-based applications that can be used from the iPad as well as other mobile devices and your PC. Note: Participation in this session requires an iPad. You may bring your own or an iPad will be available to use for the session. Presenters: Carlos Miranda, User Services Manager, and Dr. Carleen Shaffer, Director of Academic Computing.

Introduction to Social Media
The second new initiative is a pilot “Introduction to Social Media”. This webinar via Elluminate will focus on the use of social media for personal and professional use as well as strategies for student engagement. The 45-minute webinar will be recorded for subsequent viewing. Session topics will include: Overview of social media (what, why, when, how); brief introduction to Diigo, Dropbox, Evernote and Blogger; security issues; and Sakai integration. Additional social media will be covered in subsequent sessions upon request. Presenters: Dr. Carleen Shaffer, Director of Academic Computing, Carlos Miranda, User Services Manager, and Sunny Chau, Instructional Technology Consultant.

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