University Information Technology Services News Room
Pilot program provides no-cost IT training to IU faculty and staff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University's University Information Technology Services (UITS) IT Training has announced a special pilot program for spring semester 2012 that provides IU faculty and staff with information technology workshops at no cost. The instructor-led sessions start on January 18 and cover a range of topics, including core Adobe and Microsoft applications, video, multimedia, web development, and programming.
"Fees have kept some members of the IU community from taking advantage of the award-winning workshops and certificate series offered by UITS IT Training," said Associate Dean for Learning Technologies Stacy Morrone. "The spring pilot allows us to assess staff and faculty interest in no-cost workshops, while empowering them to update and expand their skills in the latest technologies."
Other features of the spring pilot include specially scheduled, no-cost workshops for IU departments, classes, and groups of 10 or more, as well as remotely delivered online workshops for regional campuses.
"This is the first time information technology training has been available to IU faculty and staff at no cost," said Chris Payne, manager, UITS IT Training. "We hope that a successful pilot program will lead to the permanent removal of workshop fees, which will make it easier for participants to develop skills that will not only help them in their careers but their personal lives as well."
Members of the IU community who cannot take advantage of the pilot program due to scheduling conflicts can sign up for UITS IT Training's online live presentations. Topics for spring semester include eTexts, ePortfolio, OneNote, HTML5, IUanyWARE, and digital magazine publishing. All sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing.
To learn more about the spring pilot program, visit: ittraining.iu.edu/pilot