Brief: Instructional computing classes to start

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 szoke@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu, for more information or
registration forms.



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