Registration for WinterFest, a technology training event featuring a jam-packed lineup of free, online training, is now open. Scheduled for January 4–8, WinterFest arrives the week before the spring semester to help you start the new year right. From the comfort of your desk or home, you can learn how to incorporate a new technology into your workflow or just brush up on some tech tips before the spring semester kicks off.

Through broad discussions and in-depth conversations that reflect on current best practices, the upcoming slate of workshops will help you discover the technology tools what work best for your class or workflow. Sessions topics range from best practices for Accessibility, Clickers, and dynamic presentation alternatives like Prezi, to introductions on Box, Qualtrics, and more.

Each free workshop is available online, which means you can pick up a new time-saving tip from home without having to brave the cold. So grab a mug of hot chocolate and start the year off right, with these great technology training sessions. Simply click on the session titles below to register.

Faculty Chat: Using iPads to Enhance Your Teaching (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Monday, January 4 from 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. via web

Box: An Introduction (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Monday, January 4 from 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. via web

Qualtrics: An Introduction (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Tuesday, January 5 from 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. via web

Using Student Response Systems (Clickers) to Improve Discussions and Class Participation (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Thursday, January 7 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. via web
This is also available as an in-person session at 108 Tyson Building, University Park.

Lynda.com: Incorporate Custom Web-Based Tutorials into Your Teaching (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Thursday, January 7 from 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. via web

Yammer: An Introduction (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Friday, January 8 from 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. via web

Sites at Penn State: An Introduction (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)
Friday, January 8 from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. via web

Can’t find the training you need? You can also request training for your unit, department, or any group of 5 or more people on a specific topic at the training request page. To search all upcoming training, visit the new Learning Resource Network.

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One Response to WinterFest 2016 Free Training Sessions Announced

  1. ahlem says:

    Interesting article, Thank you for the post

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