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One-Day Internet Courses to be Offered Aug. 25-26 at WCU

ASHEVILLE, NC – Western Carolina University‘s Division of Educational Outreach will offer two one-day Internet courses in late August.

“Using Google Docs,” set for Thursday, Aug. 25, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., is designed to familiarize participants with the free Google Docs program.  Participants will learn to produce, create, modify and organize text documents, slideshow presentations, spreadsheets, drawings, surveys and more.

Only an Internet connection, a browser (such as Internet Explorer) and a bit of time are necessary to access the program.  Participants will learn how to share their Google Docs files so they can collaborate on mutual projects with others.

“The One-Day Website” will be offered Friday, Aug. 26, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The course will cover how to create, design and publish personal websites to the Internet for free, as well as how to maintain website files.

Participants will learn to use the features, options, templates and tools available through an account on Tripod.com, for which they will register at the beginning of the course. To conclude the course, participants will publish their web pages to the Internet.

Instructor Gordon Pike worked as a senior technical writer for General Electric Co. for 33 years before retiring in 1995. While at General Electric, he wrote both military and commercial technical manuals for complex special-purpose electronic systems such as the Apollo Program, the F-16 Pilot Training Simulator and the Trident Missile Program.  He holds a master’s degree in computer-based learning and currently teaches computer courses at Haywood Community College.

The fee for each course is $49 until Friday, Aug. 19, and $59 after that day.  No book or program purchases are required and no special computer skills are needed.

Participants may register for one or both courses, each of which will be held in Room 137 of the Cordelia Camp Building on WCU’s campus.

To register or for more information, call 828-227-7379 or go online to http://learn.wcu.edu.

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