15. News from the IT Learning Programme

15.1. New IT Teacher Joins ITLP

Welcome to Steve – Stephen Eyre has joined our team of IT Teachers. His interests are multi-media software, typically in the Mac environment. He will be a key contributor to our new series of Mac app courses, starting with iLife this term and moving on to other Pro Apps such as Logic, an audio sequencer. Stephen is well known to OUCS, as a keen football player and musician (alas he is also a noted Liverpool supporter, but hey :).

15.2. Are You Being Moved To Office 2007?

The IT Learning Programme can help if you find yourself working in the unfamiliar interface of Office 2007. From Michaelmas 09, all our popular Office courses are available using version 2007. You can download self-study notes and hands-on practice from the ITLP Portfolio (look in the group headed “Office”). QuickStart cards, which give a convenient summary of the commands and tools, are available from courses@oucs.ox.ac.uk for a small charge. Support information, including tips and tricks, videos and links to expert sites are also in the Portfolio.

15.3. Do Your IT Skills Stand Out from the Crowd?

Earn the Advanced ECDL certificate, to prove your skills with spreadsheets, databases, presentations or word-processing. The Advanced European Computer Driving Licence sets the bar rather higher than the everyday computer user, so if you can study for and pass this test it will make a worthwhile addition to your CV. OUCS is an authorised training and testing centre for the AECDL. Details and schedule at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp

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