Winter 2016 Classes

In-Person Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number CRN Units
Screencasting McGriff Sat. 1/9
9 am to 2:50 pm
LINC086B.01 22821 0.5 Cancelled
Develop knowledge and skills for creating screencast tutorials that can be used to explain and demonstrate “how-to” topics. Screencasts are uploaded as video file to online hosts, like YouTube or Vimeo, or accessed directly from your web site. The course demonstrates free software, such as Screencastify and Screencast-O-Matic, and industry-standard software, such as Snagit. Students who are interested in making online tutorials for personal, education, or professional training purposes will create a “how-to” tutorial-style screencast of an instructional nature for their chosen audience.
Google Docs Brumbaugh Sats. 1/23 & 1/30
9 am to 3 pm
LINC068B.01 32701 1 Cancelled
Google Docs is taking over your world. Google docs offers online apps similar to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Draw, but they are collaborative, cloud-based, and free. Thousands of people have revolutionized their work by using G-docs in powerful and innovative ways.
Educational Technology and CCSS Caringella Sat. 2/20
9 am to 3 pm
LINC050B.02 32704 0.5 Cancelled
This course examines the effective integration of software technologies such as word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, online resources, online collaboration tools, etc., used for teaching and learning. Emphasis is given to creating student-centered activities using appropriate educational software technologies.
Google Sites Brumbaugh Sats. 2/20 & 2/27
9 am to 3 pm
LINC070.01 32705 1 Cancelled
This course is designed to assist individuals in creating websites to deliver instructional content, develop online portfolios to showcase work products, or to provide connections to a variety of content hosted in other Internet based services. The use of Google Sites, allows individuals who have access to Google Apps to quickly and easily bring in content created in all other Google services.
Chromebooks Brumbaugh Sat. 3/5
9 am to 3 pm
LINC096B.01 32707 0.5 Sign Up
This intermediate course builds on LINC 96B by developing activities, lessons, or experiments using hand-held devices in education or training settings. Provides hands on experience with hand-held devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, iPods, etc.
Slide Presentation Design Staff Sats. 3/5 & 3/12
9 am to 3 pm
LINC64A.02 22866 0.5 Sign Up
Develop the knowledge and skills to create effective and visually appealing slide presentations. This hands-on course focuses on Google Slides, a free, online slide presentation tool, however, primary emphasis is placed on applying visual literacy concepts that can be used in any slide presentation software. Additional topics include typography, inserting audio, inserting images, searching the web from within the application, applying animation/transition effects, and applying good presentation design.
Adobe Photoshop I Davis Sat. 3/12
9 am to 3 pm
LINC073A.01 33022 0.5 Sign Up
Unleash the power of Photoshop. Designed for hobbyists, professionals, teachers and students, this introductory course will enable you to improve pictures quickly and easily with your own digital dark room. Adjust colors and contrast, work with selections and layers, use touch-up tools, work with text, crop, resize, save for web and print, and maximize workflow with techniques to process multiple images. These simple techniques provide a foundation for digital imaging.

Hybrid Classes

Hybrid courses meet on the first day and online after that.

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number CRN Units
Google Slides McGriff 1/15 -1/29
Meet 1/15, 2 pm – 5 pm
LINC064.01Y 32699 1 Cancelled
Develop the knowledge and skills to create effective and visually appealing slide presentations. This hands-on course focuses on Google Slides, a free, online slide presentation tool, however, primary emphasis is placed on applying visual literacy concepts that can be used in any slide presentation software. Additional topics include typography, inserting audio, inserting images, searching the web from within the application, applying animation/transition effects, and applying good presentation design.
Google Search Strategies Brumbaugh 1/22 – 2/12
Meet 1/22 2 pm – 5 pm
LINC066.02 32925 1 Cancelled
This course is designed to provide specific and specialized search strategies using Google based search indexes, including Google, Images, Scholar and Books. The course will also show how search tools have been built into several Google Tools, including Docs and Slides.
Google Docs Brumbaugh 2/5 – 2/25
Meet 2/5 2 pm – 4:50 pm
LINC098B02 32924 0.5 Cancelled
Google Docs is taking over your world. Google docs offers online apps similar to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Draw, but they are collaborative, cloud-based, and free. Thousands of people have revolutionized their work by using G-docs in powerful and innovative ways.
Google Sites Brumbaugh 2/26 – 3/11
Meet 2/26 2 pm – 5 pm
LINC070.02 32706 1 Sign Up
Participants will explore Google Sites as a tool to make a website interactive and learning focused. Topics include presentation, audio, video, and embedding social media tools into a site. Elements of good website design and ideas for creating engaging websites will be addressed.

Online Classes

Class Title Instructor Date & Time Course Number CRN Units
Design Web-based Learning Projects Britt 1/29 – 2/26 LINC067.01W 32693 1 Sign Up
This course is for educators or anyone who wants to discover online project design that promotes inquiry-based student learning and smart use of the web for search and Web tools. The course provides guidance in developing web-based projects with focus and purpose, and aligned with the Common Core standards requiring students to synthesize information by completing a challenge task. Use of webquests in the iPad classroom will also be explored. This course specifically addresses the following ISTE NETS*T: 1 (a, b); 2 (a, b, c, d); 3 (a); 4 (a, b); 5 (a, b, c, d).
Searching and Researching the Internet Simkins 1/29 -3/26 LINC066C.01W 32694 2 Sign Up
This is an intermediate course for those who use the Internet for personal research in their work. Emphasizes using advanced search techniques that incorporate logical reasoning, critical thinking, essential questions, and inquiry-based learning to refine searches, maximize the advantages of different search engines, evaluate web sites for credibility, understand the legitimacy of search results, and use search findings ethically.
Introduction to the Internet Simkins 1/29 – 2/26 LINC066.01W 32695 1 Cancelled
Overview course that explores the educational, personal, and social benefits of the Internet. Participants will explore current Internet trends, tools, and technologies for information, communication, and collaboration. Participants will learn how to use the Internet more effectively and with a better understanding of the issues and dilemmas that surround life on the Web.
Integrating Technology into Standards-based Curriculum Ullah 1/29 – 3/25 LINC050F.01W 32697 2 Sign Up
Course participants will learn how to employ the best instructional strategies for technology integration into a standards based curriculum. They will identify and select the best Internet resources and apps for both educators and their learners as well as determine the most effective teaching strategies for integrating technology into their classrooms. Participants will identify Common Core and State content standards to create a technology infused PBL project plan that they will use with their learners. This is a great complimentary course to be taken with LINC090B01 (Open Education Resources), or it can be taken alone.
Adobe Photoshop Overview Davis 2/29 – 3/25 LINC073.01W 32744 1 Sign Up
What an impact professional quality images make! Tell your story. Share beauty, meaning, and creativity. Adjust colors and contrast, use touch-up tools, work with text. Maximize workflow with techniques to process multiple images. These simple techniques provide a foundation for digital imaging. Learn everything you need for publication for any media on any platform.
Adobe Illustrator Overview Davis 2/29 – 3/25 LINC073H.01W 32745 1 Sign Up
Learn simple illustration techniques for print and web projects. Adobe Illustrator makes professional quality illustration and design so easy! In this class you will learn how to create simple and complex designs with shapes, special effects, custom pattern, brush styles, textures, and more! You will make full use of typography and brush styles to create your own original artwork, graphic designs and layouts.
Introduction to iPad Britt 2/29 – 3/25 LINC098.01W 32679 1 Sign Up
This overview course is designed for educators, trainers, and instructional designers who want to develop and integrate iPad technology into the classroom or training environment. Participants in the class will explore and practice using iPad technologies and apps; analyze and develop instructional materials and/or student lessons. The driving question for this class is: how can we use iPads in the classroom or training environment to create for students the most powerful learning experiences aligned with standards?
Web 2.0 Open Education Resources Ullah 2/29 – 3/25 LINC090B.01W 32696 1 Sign Up
Overview of Open Educational Resources (OER) and the use of free public domain materials for teaching and learning. It aims to build participant’s knowledge and skills to find, adapt, re-purpose and create accessible OER for use in education and training environments. Course topics include OER terminology, OER quality, copyright and fair use issues, sources and repositories of public domain materials in various disciplines, technical issues regarding accessibility, and uses of Creative Commons. Participants will explore and analyze: OER tools and standards available to develop, organize and disseminate content; public domain learning materials; searching techniques for identifying public domain learning materials; professional collaboration strategies; and criteria for assessing the suitability of public domain learning materials for use various disciplines. Participants will either create a lesson, activity, or training module that incorporates OER or create an OER for an identified purpose. This is a great complimentary course to be taken WITH LINC 050F, or can be taken alone.