Student Technology Week – November 10-14, 2014

The Teaching, Learning and Technology Center and Student Leadership Development is, again, co-sponsoring the annual Student Technology Week, November 10 – 14, 2104.

Sessions include:
Marketing Your Organization with Print Media
Modern marketing techniques focus on digital and online formats however any well-rounded advertising plan includes print media; posters, flyers and brochures.  The key to getting the most from printed advertising is the design.  This workshop will cover a set of graphic design principles that are essential when creating an effective layout. These principles provide the groundwork for creating a smart design that not only grabs the audience’s attention, but provides them with the essential information they need to know about your organization or event.  “Before and After” designs will be presented along with tips for using the Microsoft Office Suite and working with a professional print shop.
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A light lunch will be served.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Noon-1:30 pm
Location:  Computer Training Classroom (CTC), bottom floor of Walsh Library

WordPress 101
Learn about the options for creating your online presence using WordPress, a free online authoring tool for individual and student organization blogs and websites.  This session will delve into using WordPress, covering topics such as the dashboard, pages, post types and menus.  Hosting options will be discussed as well as provide basic training for building your own sites.  Best practices in design and content will be emphasized.   Examples of individual and student organization WordPress sites will be included.
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A light lunch will be served.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Noon-1:30 pm
Location:  Computer Training Classroom (CTC), bottom floor of Walsh Library

Leveraging the Power of Social Media
You want to share information regarding your organization, but how do you ensure that your message has the greatest reach? This session will explore the most popular social media channels and tools, how best to engage with your audience and broaden the reach of your organization. In addition, creating a social media strategy with achievable goals that tie into your organization’s needs and the University’s mission. Finally, this session will discuss ethical issues regarding the use of social media and how to respond to both positive and negative social media feedback.
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A light lunch will be served.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Noon-1:30 pm
Location:  Computer Training Classroom (CTC), bottom floor of Walsh Library

WordPress 201
This session will cover advanced features of using a WordPress blog/site for your organization.  These include creating an event calendar and image gallery, integrating with social media, handling forms and configuring your site for mobile devices.  Experience with WordPress or attendance at WordPress 101 is highly suggested.

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A light lunch will be served.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Noon-1:30 pm
Location:  Computer Training Classroom (CTC), bottom floor of Walsh Library

All attendees will receive a FREE set of tech gloves and participate in a raffle for a free gift.

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