Upcoming IT Training Opportunities For Faculty and Students

Montclair State's Office of Information Technology offers a variety of training opportunities for faculty, staff and students.  Two upcoming events are:  "No Faculty Left Behind:  You CAN Teach Online,"  and "Getting Your Term Paper Done."

OIT is pleased to announce that "No Faculty Left Behind: You CAN Teach Online" is making its debut on October 23, in University Hall 5011 from 1:00 - 2:30. Please join OIT and participate in this faculty forum where we will discuss and explore online learning modules that will assist you in answering the following questions:

* What Learning Objectives do you expect your students to achieve?

* How can you create a successful Learning Environment to facilitate the kind of learning you have identified?

* How will you and your online students best come to understand the nature and progress of their learning?

This event will provide faculty opportunities to think about different kinds of instructional methodologies and teaching tools that can promote interaction and critical thinking among students. Join us during this hands-on forum where faculty will start the process of creating a learning environment which will enable their students to become immersed in the learning process.

OIT and Sprague Library also invites students to a "Getting Your Term Paper Done" workshop.

Throughout a student's career at MSU, he/she will most likely be faced with the challenge of writing a scholarly paper. The purpose of this workshop is to provide students with the necessary technology tools and research strategies to make this task less daunting.

Some of these advanced technology tools specific to Microsoft Word include page numbering, section breaks, and headers and footers, just to name a few. (Note: this is not a beginning workshop in Word. Students attending should have prior knowledge of basic word processing functions).

Research strategies will cover tools and techniques for searching the library over the Internet, suggestions for how to choose the appropriate tool for the job at hand and how to examine the information found with a critical eye.

The following sessions will be offered on the Upper Level of Sprague Library in Room 203.

Monday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 17:

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.: Microsoft Word for Students

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.: Research Strategies for Students

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Microsoft Word for Students

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Research Strategies for Students

The classes will be listed under the category "Term Paper Workshop."

Registration is required to attend these workshops. Please register for any of these sessions by going to the Training and Events calendar located at Registration.

If you have any questions regarding these events or any of the workshops we offer, please do not hesitate to call 973-655-6930 or 973-655-5449.