Adobe Photoshop CS5 Certification Achieved!

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3 examinations in one day… This was just grueling.

I teach Adobe programs, and Adobe Photoshop in particular. This examination was not that difficult, but I admit that it was better that I did well on this. Photoshop used to be my student life. Nice to see I still have what it takes.

Tyler Dockery Acheives Adobe CS5 Certification!

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CSS3 Certification Achieved!

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3 examinations in one day… This was just grueling.

CSS was just a dawning technology when I was learning about HTML coding and a brand new push when I received certification in web design and Dreamweaver. With the new changes coming out in CSS3, I must admit that I was a bit behind on many things. Oh sure, shadows and rounded corners were easy and necessities, but transformations and web fonts still were leaving me with a bit of unfamiliar territory.

Studying for this information took some time, but I’m glad it paid off, and hopefully this will gain a little bit of credibility with the team. Mainly, I hope the information sticks.

Tyler Dockery achieves CSS3 certification!

Business Communication Certification Achieved!

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Business Communication certification is one of three certifications I a working on at this time… and it will be the last time I do this again- its just too much work to study for so many and still pass! Business Communications is a bit of a no-brainer. Just doing the right, professional thing without acting like a jerk, breaking a contract, or breaking the law is all it really takes. Testing 3 examinations in one day… whew! BrainBench, what was I thinking?

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Online Teaching Survival Series: Developing Interactive Learning Activities (Webinar)

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Online Teaching Survival Series: Developing Interactive Learning Activities (Webinar)

Keeping students motivated and engaged in an online course includes all aspects of the course. This VLC webinar was presented by Wake Tech’s Jennifer Jones. This session explored creating interactive learning activities that engage students through unique, technology driven tools.

This session focused heavily on interactive online activities such as discussion boards, star ratings, using the OWL messaging system, and time management. This also ended with a great Q&A session.

Online Teaching Survival Series: Developing Interactive Learning Activities

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Online Teaching Survival Series: Developing Interactive Learning Activities was an online webinar presented by Jennifer Jones

In this online webinar, Wake Tech’s Jennifer Jones discussed ways of keeping students motivated and engaged in an online course. Her comprehensive visuals included all aspects of an online course. This session explored creating interactive learning activities that engaged students through unique, technology driven tools. It had a large component using discussion boards for classroom activity, using groups, wikis, and starfish response system. We briefly discussed using the texting system integrated into blackboard, although most respondents noted that they did not use this item as it caused too many issues with student expectations during the course.

 

Online Teaching Survival Series: Preparing to Teach Online

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Online Teaching Survival Series: Preparing to Teach Online was an online webinar presented by Wake Tech’s Jennifer Jones.

Preparing to teach online can be an overwhelming task. Today’s webinar on preparing to teach online provided the other faculty member and me with information on the skills and resources needed to teach an online course. Emphasis was placed on technology skills and tools needed to be an effective online teacher

I found the discussion points regarding managing expectations to be the most helpful. Setting a clear set of expectations for students upfront about when each week began, what requirements for assignments and discussion boards were, how and when to contact the teacher, and how/when they would receive responses (especially the discussion on acceptable limits on responses and the lengthy debate on how long a wait was “acceptable”) were all great food for thought.

Individual stories had some great examples of online classes, how to keep students engaged, managing expectations that had gone awry. I learned a great deal from this webinar and I recommended it to some other staff members next time they saw it available.

MobileWebAward 2012 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

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This year, I was selected again as a Juror for the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).

MobileWebAward 2012 Competition Juror: Tyler Dockery

mwa2012 juror: Tyler Dockery

This week, I received this message after working furiously on entrants:

Welcome to the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition Judging.

The MobileWebAward judging process will begin today and will run until all the sites have been reviewed by three or more judges. We expect this to run until early May if necessary.

The judging of the 2012 MobileWebAward Competition is well underway and more than half of the entries have already received the necessary scores. The deadline for completing your assigned entries is Friday May 4th, so keep up your great work to complete your judging task.

Mwa Trophy

In this competition, I judged many, many applicants. In the final round, I judged over 40 applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design. I ran into some trouble with iTunes letting me download applications to my phone, but this was worked out with the MWA team.

Winners should be available: June 2012