Would you like to develop your tech skills? Produce more impressive PowerPoint presentations for class projects. Build a multimedia presentation that incorporates audio, video and images. Market yourself with an online resume and portfolio.
Students, faculty and staff alike can take advantage of many free training opportunities at AU. Let me explain both the on-campus in-person training options, as well as the online self-guided options.
First, various offices offer training courses on campus (Center for Teaching, Research & Learning; Office of Information Technology; University Events Scheduling; and the University Library). To check the days and times of courses, go through the Training sub-site. Keep in mind that registration may be necessary (but remember, it's still free!).
But perhaps you'd like individual attention. The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning offers drop-in hours in their Advanced Statistical labs. Look for hours of specific software specialists on CTRL's Training Calendar.
Another option, that offers the most flexibility, is to find online video/audio tutorials that you can watch on your own time! AU offers access to Lynda.com for all its students, faculty and staff. Access this web-based software training library through my.american.edu. Click on Technology to find the link titled "Web-based software training library". Then search for a given software program, subject or vendor. Tutorials are clearly labeled by level, duration and date.