Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Technical Education & Outreach Certificate Program


What is the TAC Technical Education & Outreach Certificate program?
Technical Education & Outreach has developed a series of workshops and online learning activities based on several technologies that, when used together, can improve workplace productivity. By taking all the workshops in the series, you will receive a custom certificate recognizing your participation.

Why should I participate in the certificate program?
Do it for your professional development! These workshops are specifically designed to teach you new skills that you can use at work right away. Not only will you be sharpening your skills, you'll also be contributing to the success of your department.

What if I can't make it to all the sessions?
You are still welcome to sign up for individual workshops, but those who sign up for all of the workshops in the certificate series will get first placement. Or, consider one of the online certificate tracks you can do at your own pace.

Where will the workshops be held?
The in-person workshops will be held in the FLITE building on the main campus. There will also be online, self-paced training video certificates available for those not able to attend the workshops. If you would like to schedule any of the workshops separately or via Adobe Connect, please contact the Technical Education & Outreach team at


iOS for Meetings | May 21, 23, & 28 
Instructor: Ashley Barrigar
This certificate will consist of learning how to use Evernote, Google Drive, Dropbox and other tools to assist you in using your ipads for meetings.  This certificate entails 3-one hour sessions. 
Online Learning for Professional Development | June 4, 5, & 6 
Instructor: Jody Gardei
This series of workshops is designed to help you develop a technology-focused professional development plan that utilizes online learning resources. You will also be introduced to options available to you as a Ferris employee and free options available on the Internet. This certificate entails three 1 1/2 hour sessions.
Increasing Productivity in Windows 7 | Jun 20, 21, & 24  
Instructor: Ashley Barrigar
This certificate will teach it's participants how to best use Windows 7: everything from shortcuts built into the operating system, to performing searches and using different web browsers.  This certificate consists of 3-one hour sessions.

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