Technology Series

Summer 2014

Blogging - Start a Blog That Matters

This is an introductory course in blogging for students new to this ever increasing popular world of social media. You too can be a blogger! Experienced blogger Gargi Seshadri will guide you through the basics of finding ideal blog settings, getting your feet wet on blogspot.com, and will help you set up an attractive blog that is right for you. Learn about blog hosting options, template designs, adding content, creating interesting posts, adding images,video, maintaining your blog and marketing to a target audience. Wordpress will only be described briefly. Great for beginners who want to join the blogging world and have no experience with blogging. Those with more experience in blogging may want to look for a more advanced blogging class as this will not get into any programming concepts or advanced topics. Prerequisite: Basic file management knowledge and a good working knowledge of the internet. Gargi Seshadri, M.S.

Newtown Campus/ $119/ RCOSY 8032/C01
4 Thu, 7/10-7/31 6:30-8:30pm
Approved Hours: 8 (Act 48)

Fall 2014

iPads® and iPhones® - what about those Apps?

iPads and iPhones have not only changed the way people communicate, they have impacted the ways we interface with the world and organize our lives. In this course, students will become more familiar with their device settings, decode associated vocabulary, and learn how to search for new applications (“apps) that will transform their mobile technology experience. We will explore some apps in class that will be useful for photography, social media, fit- ness and nutrition, travel, movies, and magazines. Please come to the first class with a working Apple ID. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.

Newtown Campus/ $69/ RCOAP 8044 C01/
3 Tu, 9/16-9/30 6:30-8:30 pm
Approved Hours: 6 (Act 48)

Social Media

Learn to navigate popular social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, Tumblr, and Pinterest! Participants in this course will learn what each site does best. With social media you can communicate with friends and family, share photos and videos, learn about breaking news as it happens, interact with innovators in a field or your favorite movie star, wake up your inner memoirist, share recipes with cooks around the world, and much, much more. We’ll explore resources to enhance your social media experiences, and where to go for more information. Social Media is here to stay, and it just keeps getting more interesting. Margaret Montet, M.M., M.L.S.

Newtown Campus/ $69/ RCOAP 8042 C01/
3 Tu., 10/14-10/28, 6:30-8:30 pm

Blogging - An Introduction

If you seek to build a blog site that matches your personality and serves a purpose for communicating your unique message, this class is for you. Experienced blogger, Uriah Young, will guide you through the process of blog creation, maintenance, and promotion. This introductory blogging course will focus on utilizing the features offered on blogspot.com. Learn how to apply templates, create interesting posts, add images, and incorporate multimedia for a blog site you can be proud to say you designed. Prerequisite - Basic file managing knowledge and a grasp of internet browsing. Uriah Young M.ED.

Newtown Campus/ $89/ RCOAP 8046 C01
4 Wed., 10/1-10/22, 6:30-8:30pm
Approved Hours: 8 (Act 48)

LinkedIn

Learn how to use the basic of LinkedIn. Build your professional identity through connections and invitations. Discover professional opportunities and new ventures through LinkedIn. Manage your career and build a network of professionals in your area of expertise. Christen Vento

Newtown Campus/ $69/RCOAP 8047 C01
3 Tu, 10/7-10/21, 6:30-8:30 pm

ETSY.com 101: Turn Hobby into a Business

Learn to make money by selling homemade crafts or vintage finds. Students will be guided through the website step-by-step to create their shop right in class as we go along. They’ll get tips on selling, promoting their wares, and advertising. Students will be encouraged to join ETSY teams and learn to participate in the ETSY community. Jill Motovidlak, Etsy Entrepreneur

Newtown Campus/ $89 / RCOSY 6006 C01/
4 Wed, 10/1-10/22; 7:00-9:00pm

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