By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor
There are a few ACS Short Courses available this semester. There is still time to register for and attend courses in New Technologies for Survey Research and S-Plus. Please consult the Short Courses page if you would like to find out more about these courses. We will offer a similar schedule of courses this summer.
Customized Short Courses
Faculty members can request customized short courses from ACS, geared to their class needs. Other groups can request special courses also. Contact ACS for more information (ISB 119, 565-4068, email@example.com).
Especially for Faculty and Staff Members
In addition to the ACS Short Courses, which are available to students, faculty and staff, staff and faculty members can take courses offered through the Human Resources Department, the Center for Distributed Learning, and the UNT Libraries' Multimedia Development Lab.
Center for Distributed Learning
The center also offers a "Brown Bag" series which meets for lunch the first Thursday of each month at Noon in ISB 204. The purpose of this group is to bring faculty members together to share their experiences with distributed learning. One demonstration will be made at each meeting by a faculty member with experience in distributed learning. Each meeting is followed, for those interested in using WebCT®, by a one hour orientation for beginners in ISB 203. More information on these activities can be found at the Center for Distributed Learning Web site.
The UNT Libraries' Multimedia Development Lab has also offered free training to all University of North Texas faculty and staff in the basics of FrontPage 98 and information architecture in the past. For more information visit the Multimedia Development Lab's home page at http://www.library.unt.edu/mmdl .
Technical Training for campus network managers is available through the Campus-Wide Networks division of the Computing Center. Some of the seminars, such as one on disaster recovery/business continuity planning techniques, may be of interest to others on campus as well.
These are a variety of courses offered, for a fee, to UNT faculty, staff and students. It was recently announced that all faculty, staff and students are being offered a five dollar discount on any UNT minicourse. According to the announcement:
Alternate Forms of Training
The Training Web site has all sorts of information about alternate forms of training. Training tapes, Computer Based Training (CBT) and Web-based training are some of the alternatives offered.There are also handouts for computer training (Microsoft Office 97 and Windows 95) on the following topics:
December 1999's "List of the Month" offers links to free Microsoft Word and Excel information also.