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SEMINARS

Web Portfolio (e-portfolio) Design and Development for
Teachers and Professors

Presented by Prof. John DiMarco
Length: Three Day
Delivery: On-site Seminar
Materials: Course workbook

Audience
This course is for teachers, professors, and administrators from all disciplines and levels who are interested in creating a digital portfolio and posting it to the internet.

Description
This course provides the k-12 or college educator with a creative opportunity to develop a multimedia based electronic (digital) portfolio that is uploaded and viewable from the World Wide Web (web portfolio).

Instruction includes conceptualization and categorization of assets and artifacts for portfolio development and technology lab tutorials in the use of digital imaging, MS Office, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver to output to web pages. Software instruction will focus on how to use Adobe Acrobat for .PDF generation, Dreamweaver for web page development and FTP (file transfer protocol) Adobe Photoshop for graphics, and conversion of MS Word and MS PowerPoint documents into web assets. Teachers and professors will gain an in-depth understanding of the role of the electronic portfolio in the context of their discipline, career, and lifelong learning process. Every participant finishes the course with a Web Portfolio posted to the Internet.

Objectives and Skills
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Understand why the electronic portfolio is an important tool for lifelong learning
and communication.
• Conceptualize and plan an electronic teacher portfolio.
• Evaluate and execute artifact content collection decisions and processes.
• Develop assets and thematic content.
• Use industry standard software packages  including Dreamweaver, MS Word, PowerPoint,
and Photoshop for design, content development, and web site authoring.
• Participants will upload a web portfolio to the internet and burn a CD-Rom of their
web portfolio.  

 

Creative Presentation Skills Using Powerpoint
Presented by Prof. John DiMarco
Length: One Day
Delivery: On-site Seminar
Materials: Course workbook

Audience
This seminar is for managers, specialists, sales people, and product marketing/advertising staff
members who want to increase their problem solving ability through creative and critical thinking
techniques using presentations and presentation graphics.

Description
Using information organization and conceptualization techniques, participants learn methods for
developing concepts and establishing images and messages for creative communications.
Providing successful strategies for developing creative communications using PowerPoint, this
course is an insightful examination into understanding how conceptualize and generate documents and presentations that focus on persuasion and elicit positive action from the audience. Participants work individually and in groups on simulated creative exercises which require using creative techniques and developing presenatations.

Objectives and Skills
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• understand creative concepts and techniques for communication
• build on existing creative skills by performing in-class exercises
• understand and deliver creative paradigms (models)
• identify and use concept mapping and concentric circle methods for thematic connection building
• understand and create presentation charts, diagrams, and graphics
• understand how to use powerPoint effectively

 

Document Management Workflow's using Adobe Acrobat
Presented by Prof. John DiMarco
Length: One Day
Delivery: On-site Seminar
Materials: Course workbook and CD

Audience
This seminar is for anyone who wants to understand Adobe Acrobat Professional
and the unique document editing, proofing, and collaboration features.

Description
This course provides a foundation for acquiring basic and advanced document editing skills
in Acrobat Professional.

Objectives and Skills
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• understand PDF workflows
• perform document editing and mark ups
• create PDF presentation documents
• create PDF forms
• output PDF documents
• use document security
• share documents
• embede media in PDF


Basic Graphic Design Skills using MS Powerpoint, MS Word,
and Adobe Photoshop

Presented by Prof. John DiMarco
Length: Two Days
Delivery: On-site Seminar
Materials: Course workbook and CD

Audience
This seminar is for anyone who wants to understand graphic design using MS Word, Powerpoint 
and Photoshop together to create better documents.

Description
This course provides a foundation for acquiring basic design basic skills in composition, typography, layout, and color using Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe Photoshop. This course will help you design all your business documents better and help you evaluate the quality of communication and marketing work. Students will design 3 projects using the software and techniques shown in class. (Flyer, Brochure, and Presentation)

Objectives and Skills
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• use technical communication skills
• perform basic design concepts to create documents
• perform document layout techniques using MS word and PowerPoint
• effectively use type, color, and space to create clear, persuasive documents
• use Adobe Photoshop to create and output graphics for print and web documents
• create a well designed presentation
• create a well designed page

 


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