Other Training Resources
E-TRAINING: WEB-BASED TRAINING
Need to enhance your professional skills or move up in your career? You can get the training you need through eTraining at Georgia State. eTraining is a Web-based training site that offers self-paced professional development courses. Georgia State students, faculty and staff can take these courses for FREE anytime, anywhere over the Internet. eTraining contains a broad variety of courses and includes everything from Microsoft Office and Leadership/ Business Skills to Microsoft Word and Photoshop. In addition, there are test preparation courses such as CompTIA's A+ and Network+, Project Management and Microsoft Office Specialist included in eTraining. Some courses are offered in multi-languages. For your convenience, eTraining, also referred to as just-in-time training, has no set schedule— so you can start and stop any time you'd like. Plus, if you make a perfect score on the exam at the end of each course, you can print a Certificate of Completion for your portfolio!
The Georgia State Student Technology Fee funds eTraining and it is available at no charge to Georgia State students who are eligible to register and also to Georgia State faculty and staff. Get started today at www.gsu.edu/etraining.
CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
DR. PETER LINDSAY, DIRECTOR
Contact: (404) 413-2542
The Center promotes student learning by encouraging and supporting faculty efforts to explore the teaching-learning process. Such explorations include development of instructional skills, reflection on current instructional practices, implementation of teaching innovations, and use of emerging technologies. Further, the Center serves as an advocate for excellent teaching and for the expansion of incentives for the continued improvement of teaching and learning at the University.
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION
University Research Services and Administration (URSA) has oversight and managerial responsibilities for Georgia State University’s research enterprise. It provides high quality, reliable and responsive oversight and management of all sponsored programs, research compliance and safety, export control regulations, technology commercialization and internal funding opportunities. It strives to achieve superior standards in these areas through its services, expertise and innovative leadership, while promoting stewardship among all faculty, staff and students at Georgia State University.
INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED LINGUISTIC & ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
Contact: (404)413- 5200
The IEP offers academic English courses from basic to advanced levels with a curriculum designed to prepare students for U.S. college & university courses. The IEP has experienced, professionally trained instructors in teaching English as a second language who are dedicated to providing excellent classroom instruction.
OFFICE OF SPECTRUM SYSTEMS
All training sessions will be Monday through Thursday (unless otherwise noted) and will be held in Room 405 Classroom South. Registration is not required for Spectrum Training, with the exception of the Sponsored Program Training. For individuals who wish to attend the Sponsored Program Training class, please access the Spectrum website for a full list of available workshops.
VCLASS: YOUR VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT
vClass, an Elluminate product, is a virtual classroom technology. It has an intuitive, graphical interface that provides a powerful and easy-to use collaboration environment. It enables you to talk over the Internet, chat online, and share whiteboards and applications with other participants. vClass has been made available to Georgia State faculty, students and staff, via the Student Technology Fee. It adds live, real-time interaction and collaboration and is easy to use.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF ATLANTA
Contact: (404)377– READ (7323)
Unique among literacy programs in Georgia, LVA brings volunteer tutors and students together on a one-on-one basis with instruction geared to the needs of the individual student. Our student-centered, whole-language method focuses on reading for meaning, comprehension, and real-life application. Students set their own goals. The staff at LVA assists the students with defining these goals. The goals serve as a basis for the tutoring lessons themselves and the instructional materials used. Our basic objective: to empower students to become functionally literate, contributing members of our society.
A Technology Resource Center for Facultyand academic support staff
The Exchange is a multi-faceted facility for Georgia State faculty: to work on their online courses, course components or research; to share resources and ideas; to learn new technologies, attend seminars and technology demos; or just check email! The facility includes private work spaces, open work areas, conference areas and a recording studio. A well-trained staff is available for assistance.
The Exchange is centrally located in Library South, Room 106, convenient to the Library and the IS&T Help Center (LS109). The hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours vary during breaks and holidays.
Literacy Action Inc.
Literacy Action builds better futures for its students by teaching under- educated adults literacy, life, and work skills that empower them to reach their potential as self-sufficient individuals, parents, employees and citizens.