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By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor
The Spring Short Courses are over. Please consult the Short Courses page to see the course descriptions and samples of courses that will most likely be taught 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, firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. Additionally, the Center for Continuing Education and Conference Management offers a variety of courses to both UNT and the general community, usually for a small fee.
GroupWise 6 classes are over for the semester. Check here to see if new ones have been announced: http://cwn.unt.edu/basicgroupwise.
If would like to have a Basic GroupWise seminar for your area, please contact Jason Gutierrez, Campus Wide Networks, email@example.com .
Center for Distributed Learning
The Center for Distributed Learning offers courses especially for Faculty Members. A list of topics and further information can be found at http://www.unt.edu/cdl/training_events/index.htm 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. More information on these activities can be found at the Center for Distributed Learning Website.
Technical Training for campus network managers is available, from time to time, through the Campus-Wide Networks division of the Computing Center. Check the CWN site to see if and when they are offering any training.
These are a variety of courses offered, for a fee, to UNT faculty, staff and students as well as the general public. For additional information surf over to http://www.pware.com/index.cfm .
Alternate Forms of Training
Many of the General Access Labs around campus have tutorials installed on their computers. For example, the College of Education recently acquired some Macromedia Tutorials for Dreamweaver 4.0, Flash 5.0 and Fireworks 4.0.
The Training Web site has all sorts of information about alternate forms of training. Computer Based Training (CBT) is one of the alternatives offered. Of particular interest are courses available via SkillSoft/SmartForce. See http://www.unt.edu/smartforce/ for more information.