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  • Review the ITP Workshop Descriptions, then select the corresponding date from the Available Dates pull-down menu to register for your desired workshop.
  • Repeat the process if you want to register for more than one event.
  • Space is limited and you must sign up in advance to secure a seat. 
  • Workshop attendance will be taken at each session.
How to Cancel
  • Please be respectful of those on the waiting list and cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop.
  •  * If you sign-up and do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance, you will be on probation.
  • ** If you miss two sessions without at least 48 hours advance notice, you will not be able to take any more workshops for the rest of the year. 
To cancel, use Eventbrite OR email Julie, jfuller1@gradcenter.cuny.edu, with the date and title of the workshop you will no longer be attending.
 

Fall 2018 ITP Skills Labs
GC Library basement, room C196.03
 

HTML & CSS Basics | September 5 (Wed) | Patrick Smyth
Ever wanted to learn how to code? This introductory lab will cover the basics of writing HTML code and styling it with CSS. Gain hands-on experience to send you on your way to building sites. No prior HTML/CSS experience needed.

Planning and Completing a Project | September 17 | Kimon Keramidas & Michael Mandiberg
This professional development workshop will focus on learning how to acquire skills and plan that out. Through interactive exercises, participants will gain an understanding of how to determine vectors for acquiring skills sets (what related digital workshops will be needed to achieve a development objective).

Wikipedia | September 24 | Ximena Gallardo
This lab is an introduction to Wikipedia, both as a cultural phenomenon and site of intellectual, political and pedagogical intervention. We will analyze the anatomy of a page, discuss the guiding principles for this knowledge community, and learn some basic editing. No technical knowledge is necessary, though a familiarity with HTML is useful.

Intro to Open Educational Resources: incorporating OER into your pedagogy | October 1 | Jean Amaral
Join us for a hands-on introduction to open educational resources, free and open source research and pedagogy tools. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of OER: from definitions, it's positioning in higher education, to strategies for finding, evaluating, and incorporating existing OER into your teaching, and creating your own OER.

“Low Level Superpowers” (regex, terminal, grep, diff) | October 15 | Jonathan Pickens
This lab is an introduction to command line and basic regular expressions. Come learn a useful set of "low level superpower" skills that will allow you to do things more efficiently and accurately. This includes: navigating folders, listing, moving and deleting batches of files, basic regex, and using an online diff tool for comparing texts or lists. No previous experience needed.

Wordpress Theming with PHP and CSS | November 5 | Danara Sarioglu
This workshop will combine the HTML/CSS coding with Wordpress to discuss how to customize sites by creating child themes, basic PHP, and using FTP to access a remote server. We'll also look at installing and configuring modules for common academic use cases. A beginner's knowledge of how to set up and modify basic features of Wordpress will be helpful for participants.

Protect Your Work! Intro to Data Security for Graduate Students | November 12 | Jonathan Pickens
Join us to learn about backing up important data for your research work.

Resheduled: Blockchain Explained | November 19 | Gregory Rocco & Hadassah Damien
Want to know what Blockchain is and why it should matter to you as a Humanist or a Social Scientist? Join us to find out! You learn more about where you might encounter blockchain technologies, intersections of blockchain and humanities/social sciences, and how the growth of public blockchains is governed through its participants. No prior experience necessary.

Data Visualization | November 26 | Hannah Aizenman
This lab will introduce participants to basic concepts and tools in data visualization for the humanities and social sciences. Beginning with a definition of data visualization and information design, we will explore key examples including basic line graphs and complex interactive visualizations. We will lean how to use tools like word clouds, Google Ngrams, the Google Public Data Explorer, and map a social network with Gephi.


These no-credit lab sessions are designed to build particular technological skills applicable to teaching and learning in particular disciplines. The labs are taught by doctoral and other CUNY faculty and, where appropriate, by advanced graduate students and non-university IT and media professionals. Students must take six labs each semester as part of the ITP certificate requirements.


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