Over the course of the next few months, both major student affairs professional organizations will be offering online training/education about technology.
ACPA and ResLife.Net are hosting a three week course titled “Contemporary Technology Issues for Student Affairs Professionals.” It will focus on online social networks, copyright, and administrative efficiency. The program is open to non-members although the price is higher ($150 for regular ACPA Members, $75 for student members, and $175 for non-members). The course sponsored and endorsed by ACPA’s Commission for Housing and Residential Life.
NASPA is presenting a much longer and free program titled “Tech Tools for Student Affairs Professionals.” The eight-week program scheduled during June and July will cover: blogs; photos and images; RSS and newsreaders; tagging and folksnomies; wikis, podcasts, video, and audio; online applications and tools; and social networking. Each topic will be covered using 2-3 blog posts with lively and practical examples and exercises. Participation in this program is free and open to all NASPA members; we plan to open the entire contents of the program to non-members once the program has run its course. We also plan to release the material under a license/copyright that will allow others to reuse the content on their own campuses and in their own organizations. The program is being presented and organized by the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community.