tl;dr Crash course of life hacks with technology. Especially helpful for folks who aren't very comfortable with tech.
Historically, ~94-96% of our students (from a variety of majors and levels of technical expertise) were glad they took this course, would recommend this course to a friend, and felt that this course was overall helpful. We created and started this course in Fall 2017 and have been teaching it ever since.
This course aims to teach students about how technology can be used to make their lives more efficient and to make students comfortable and confident in their use of technology.
We will provide students with a plethora of tools and skills they can use and develop that will let them use technology most effectively. For example, students will learn how to build interactive presentations, find apps and services for any problem, organize and store files efficiently, use apps to improve productivity, use advanced features of office tools, collaborate and communicate online, and improve their overall understanding and appreciation of and for technology.
This course will meet for one hour, twice a week. Lectures will be engaging and dynamic. We will teach through live demonstration and students will get the opportunity to use what they learn during class. For this reason, we require that all students bring a laptop to class.
Grading is based on participation and a final group project, where students will present on a tool or feature of technology or discuss a critical topic of or implication regarding the use of technology.
|Section||Katie Willett & Chanan Walia||50||155 Kroeber||[Tu, Th] 5:00PM-6:00PM||09/04/2018||