AU to offer 2008 Computer Literacy Academy for Children

Published: May 9, 2008 9:47:55 AM
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Auburn University will offer the 2008 Computer Literacy Academy for Children, June 3 through June 19, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3-6 p.m. in the Computer Science and Software Engineering Personal Computers Lab in Shelby Center 2205 and Educational and Assistive Technologies Lab in Shelby Center 2214. The program is taught by graduate students along with AU faculty members Daniela Marghitu and Elizabeth Zylla-Jones. The children of AU employees and children with disabilities are encouraged to attend.

The purpose of this program is to help children learn about computers and the Internet. Participants will learn how to browse, navigate and search the web; use Microsoft Office 2007 suite applications; design and publish a personal Web page using Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007; and how to program computers using cutting-edge educational technology interactive applications. These include Pearson MyITLab, Carnegie Mellon Alice, Lego Mindstorms, Microsoft Robotics, Computer Science Unplugged Activities, Microsoft Interactive Educational Software Applications and computer software and hardware designed for special needs children.

There is no fee for this program, but enrollment is limited to 20 children. Applications must be submitted on or before May 15 and can be found at https://fp.auburn.edu/comp1000/SummerOutreach/index.html.