Introductory short courses in instructional computing will be offered in February by the Computing and Communications Services Office. This is an opportunity for faculty members, graduate assistants and other instructional support staff to become familiar with some aspects of instructional computing, to sample some of the available courseware, and to get a feel for what would be involved in producing instructional software of their own. The classes are primarily hands-on introductions to two of the most popular instructional authoring packages, HyperCard on the Apple Macintosh and ToolBook on IBM-compatible computers. The class featuring HyperCard will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 9. It will be repeated in a slower-paced all-day workshop May 15. The class emphasizing ToolBook will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 and 15. A day-long workshop version will be offered May 17. Major topics covered in each include a perspective on instructional computing (background, analysis, design), elements of navigating and using the example authoring package, "test- driving" and evaluating existing instructional materials, and a glimpse of authoring and scripting new courseware using the example package. The maximum enrollment in each class is 20. There is a small fee for each but no prerequisites beyond basic computer literacy. Those interested in participating should contact Ron Szoke, 333- 8630 or e-mail to email@example.com, for more information or registration forms.