IT Training Represents SMU at CERTIFIED Conference

Laurene Klassen, Manager of IT Training and Communication, recently returned from the CERTIFIED conference in Orlando, Florida where she was invited to share SMU’s certification success story “From Zero to 500—MOS 101 for Jump-starting and Marketing Your Certification Program” with approximately two hundred educators from all over the United States. Continue reading IT Training Represents SMU at CERTIFIED Conference

SMU Instructional Technology Spreads Digital Tools in Asia

Jennifer Culver LectureDr. Jennifer Culver is an Academic Technology Service Director for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development here at SMU. An Academic Technology Service Director (ATSD) serves as the liaison between academics and the Office of Information Technology, ensuring that faculty and student’s technology needs are met. I recently sat down with Dr. Culver to probe her on a recent trip she took with Dr. Robert Hunt, where she was able to share her passion for technology use within the classroom throughout the Phillippines. Continue reading SMU Instructional Technology Spreads Digital Tools in Asia

Explore with LinkedIn Learning this Summer

For students, summer is a time for exploration. Whether you find yourself exploring a foreign country, working at an internship, or taking new classes back on campus, LinkedIn Learning is ready to help you make the most of your experience.

LinkedIn Learning is a free, personalized learning platform provided by the Office of Information Technology here at SMU. Students can use the platform to develop new or underdeveloped skills, and then share their accomplishments with their peers on their associated LinkedIn accounts. The platform contains thousands of course videos on a variety of topics taught by experts of all kinds. Here are a few of our favorites: Continue reading Explore with LinkedIn Learning this Summer

Microsoft Office Certification: It’s As Easy As 1,2,3

In today’s market, standing out amongst the competition can be tricky. Employers are looking for candidates who not only have the appropriate educational background and experience but also possess skills that can produce immediate organizational impact. A Microsoft Office Specialist Certification is a simple opportunity to add globally recognized value to your resume. At SMU, students, staff, and faculty alike can gain a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification to endorse their proficiencies in all Microsoft Office applications, proving to employers they have what it takes to make an immediate impact in their career. Achieving certification is as easy as steps 1, 2, and 3.
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Fall into LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn LearningFall at SMU brings many great improvements, and I’m not just speaking of cooler weather, college football, or Boulevarding. In January, SMU will be upgrading from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning. If you’re unfamiliar with the acclaimed Lynda.com, it’s a free-of-charge, online learning platform SMU provides to students, faculty, and staff to add business, software, technology, and creative skills to their professional toolbox.  Continue reading Fall into LinkedIn Learning