Ruby Leadership Certificate

RUBY CERTIFICATE FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND DIGITAL AGE LEADERSHIP
The Ruby Certificate program is designed to help students become discerning members of the information society, able to find and evaluate information quickly and with confidence. Upon completion of the program students will be: able to sift through the massive amounts of information thrown at us in this society; capable of evaluating sources of information for accuracy and relevancy; confident in their ability to do solid research crucial to the decision making process; and aware of the ethical issues involving the use of information. Though particularly useful for students in their first and second years of college, these skills will help anyone save precious time by increasing efficiency in their personal and professional lives.

The Ruby Certificate will be awarded upon completion of eight workshops, including the four required workshops (Creating e-Portfolios for the Job Market, Critical Inquiry in Research, Fair Use? Your Rights...Digital Content and Leveraging Social Media to Make an Impact) and submission of journal reflections for each workshop. During 2011-2012 we will only offer four additional workshops that qualify to earn the Ruby Certificate.

REQUIRED WORKSHOPS:

  • Creating e-Portfolios for the Job Market...............................9/30 & 2/26
  • Critical Inquiry in Research......................................................9/22 & 2/12
  • Fair Use? Your Rights Digital Content...................................11/13 & 3/30
  • Leveraging Social Media to Make an Impact.........................11/18 & 2/25

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS:

Advanced Database Searching...............................................................4/8
Becoming an Uber Efficient Researcher..................................................10/16
Create Professional Resumes with MS Word...........................................4/7
Demystifying Windows 8......................................................................... 10/7
DIY Publishing – Books & eBooks.......................................................... 10/21
Finding Images & Soundclips.....................................................................3/11
From Agonized to Organized.....................................................................2/18
Infographics 101....................................................................................... 3/2
Mendeley: PDF Management and Automatic Bibliographies..................... 3/31
Mobile Apps for Research and Education...............................................10/27
MS Excel: Analyze Your Data................................................................. 11/12
MS Excel: Create Effective & Visually Appealing Charts..........................10/29
MS Excel: Creating Spreadsheets............................................................10/22
MS Excel: Organize Worksheet Data........................................................11/5
Multiple Intelligences............................................................................... 3/5
Online Emerging Tech. for Multimedia Content....................................... 3/10
Open (yes, free!) Educational Resources................................................3/26
Organize Your Web Research with Diigo..................................................3/3
Time Management for Busy Geeks...........................................................2/24
Using iMovie to Create Winning Video.....................................................11/17 & 3/25


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