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Time is Running Out to Train Your Brain With Summer Tech Workshops, Aug. 4-7

Posted Aug. 4, 2014
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Tom Mahon, manager of training and outreach for the
Division of Information Services, leads a workshop on
Google Apps.

Back by popular demand, Kent State University’s Division of Information Services is hosting an on-campus summer workshop series focused on tech tools used by staff and faculty. Visit http://training.kent.edu today to see all of the training offerings and to register for these free workshops. Ed Mahon, vice president for information services, explains that “these trainings offer us a great opportunity to provide information and trainings around useful and leading-edge technologies that faculty and staff can really use.”

The final summer workshops are available from Aug. 4 through Aug. 7. In 90-minute sessions, Kent State’s Division of Information Services will walk you through ways to use your apps more effectively:

  1. Microsoft Word Basics
  2. Microsoft Excel Basics
  3. Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
  4. Google Docs
  5. Google Sheets
  6. Google Presenter
  7. Cloud Storage
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Look for the “Train Your Brain” logo for more information
about the Fall 2014 Tech Training Series. 

These workshops are an extension of last spring’s training effort when students, faculty, staff and university alumni quickly filled up seats in a series of technology workshops offered throughout February and March. With more than 50 sessions to choose from, attendees were trained in a variety of skills, including Google applications, computer troubleshooting, Adobe products, Blackboard navigation and social media usage.

“These trainings were clearly filling a need,” notes Jay Frye, director of information services service management and one of the leaders behind this initiative. “Attendees consistently provided positive feedback on the trainings and indicated that they wanted even more.”
 
Come see us to train your brain and make these apps work for you! Again, the full summer 2014 tech training course list, training locations and registration can be found at http://training.kent.edu.
 
Questions? Direct any inquiries to Tom Mahon, manager of training and outreach for the Division of Information Services, at tmahon@kent.edu.