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Digital Scholarship Center: Workshops

Information about the resources in the Digital Scholarship Center

Fall 2017 Workshops in the DSC

Location: Campbell Library, Digital Scholarship Center, Room 343

Digital media related workshops, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premier, are taught within a combined Mac and PC environment. DSC staff members will be available to help attendees with navigating through the operating system and software.

  • Predatory Publishers: How not to fall victim       CLICK AND REGISTER 
    Monday: April 9, 2018 @ 1 pm to 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Dan Kipnis | Bio
    Over the past few years Predatory Publishers have grown exponentially and understanding how to avoid them has become a key skill for researchers.  This workshop/presentation will introduce Rowan faculty, staff and students who are interested in publishing in reputable journals on how to avoid falling victim to Predatory Publishers. 

  • Intro to Basic Animation for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity 
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 11 am to 12:30 pm
    Instructor: Erika Tsuchiya | Bio
    Students will be introduced to animation using Adobe Photoshop. You will learn how to creating animation for digital scholarship projects, marketing, teaching, and personal creativity. We will specifically explore creating a Cinemagraph (a still photograph with a hint of movement), which is a great tool for marketing and as a classroom activity.

     

 

  • Intro to Editing Video in Adobe Premier 
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ @ 11 am to 12:30 pm
    Instructor: Erika Tsuchiya | Bio
    Learn the basics of video editing for course projects, research, social media, or storytelling. Using Adobe Premiere Pro, you will learn to navigate the interface and the tools. In addition you will learn about basic video editing concepts and techniques, and how to achieve good sound when shooting your video. 

 

  • Don’t Get Hacked: Strategies for Success     CLICK AND REGISTER
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018  @ 1 pm to 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Tim Dewysockie | Bio
    With the increasing rate of hacks, protecting one's digital security is harder than ever. While we can never fully mitigate risk there are tools available that can help: two-factor authentication, password managers, and VPNs. Learn more about these important tools and get other tips for protecting yourself online.

 

  • Introduction to Mobile App Development  
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 1 pm to 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Dan Read and Nick Dennis, Founders of fitDegree | fitDegree
    Have a great idea for an app but don't know where to begin? This 1 ½ hour workshop taught by the creators of 
    fitDEGREE, will give you the fundamental knowledge of bringing your idea from just a concept to a polished product! Topics will include refining your idea, designing your user interface, creating a seamless user experience and then finally the process of prototyping and development. ALL levels of experience will benefit from this workshop!


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Past Workshops

 

  • Photoshop Essentials                                            
    Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 1 pm to 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Mike Benson | Bio
    In this workshop we will explore the amazing world of Adobe Photoshop. We will cover examples of what is possible, how to get access to this powerful program, and you will also gain valuable experience with the most utilized editing tools and techniques. In addition, we will explore editing principles, best practices, and professional tips of editing your photos for course projects and personal creativity. This will be a hands on workshop and space is limited so, register early. No experience required in Photoshop or photography. Available to all students, faculty, and staff. This is a hands on workshop within a combined Mac/PC environment. Space is limited so register early. Available to all students, faculty, and staff. 

 

  • Getting Started with WordPress                              
    Monday: February 19, 2018 @ 11 am to 12:30 pm
    Instructor: Jonathan Jiras | Bio
    WordPress is a powerful publishing platform that runs millions of feature-rich blogs and websites. This introductory workshop will explain what WordPress is, how you can create a WordPress website or blog, how to create pages and posts, and how to customize WordPress with settings, themes, widgets, custom menus, and plugins. We will also discuss how WordPress can be used in teaching and digital scholarship projects. This is a hands on workshop within a combined Mac/PC environment. Space is limited so register early. Available to all students, faculty, and staff. 

  • Introduction to Mathematica                                  
    Thursday: February 15, 2018 @ @ 11 am to 12:30 pm
    Instructor: Anwar Hussein | Bio
    In this workshop, we will take a hands-on approach to Mathematica, a mathematical computational program often used in Calculus and Statistic courses. A brief introduction to Mathematica will be provided. The workshop is designed in such a way that students and faculty members will start to learn Mathematica in a few easy steps. We will also explore where you can get access to the software. This is a hands on workshop within a combined Mac/PC environment. Space is limited so register early. Available to all students, faculty, and staff. 

 

  • Free Video Streaming Services through the Rowan Libraries         
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 11 am to 12:30 pm
    Instructor: Jennifer Matthews | Bio
    This workshop will cover many of the free video streaming services available through Rowan Libraries. These services offer free access to a wide range of (full) movies, television shows, documentaries, historical video, and learning material that can be used for personal enrichment or used in research and course presentations. You will learn how to access the services, search titles, and view videos. We will also explore a variety of useful tools, such as making and editing clips for presentations. 

 

  • Introduction to Mathematica      
    Monday: February 12, 2018 @ 1 pm to 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Anwar Hussein | Bio
    In this workshop, we will take a hands-on approach to Mathematica, a mathematical computational program often used in Calculus and Statistic courses. A brief introduction to Mathematica will be provided. The workshop is designed in such a way that students and faculty members will start to learn Mathematica in a few easy steps. We will also explore where you can get access to the software. This is a hands on workshop within a combined Mac/PC environment. Space is limited so register early. Available to all students, faculty, and staff. 

 

  • Getting Started With GarageBand    
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 11 am – 12:30 pm
    Instructor: Tim Dewysockie | Bio
    Interested in using software to make music? GarageBand is an ideal place to start. Come learn the basics of GarageBand, a digital audio workstation for MacOS and iOS! In this workshop you will learn Garageband’s interface, how to use a MIDI keyboard to record software instruments, how to record audio, use loops, and use drummer. Most importantly, you will come away with the tools to continue developing your music production skills long after you’ve mastered GarageBand.

 

  • Researching with Policy Map: An online mapping tool   
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11 am
    Instructor: Betsy Minnich | Bio
    This introductory workshop will provide an overview of PolicyMap, an online tool for mapping data and demographics in a wide variety of professions, such as marketing, real estate, health, finance, and government planning. We will review features and functionality including the creation of Maps, Tables, Reports and 3-Layer Maps. Searching by census tract, block groups and other boundaries, as well as, the creation of custom regions. Finally, you will learn about how to import and upload your own data.

 

  • Getting Started with Video Production  
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1 pm – 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Erika Tsuchiya | Bio
    Learn the basics of how to effectively shoot video for course projects, research, social media, or storytelling. Topics will include cameras, sound, lighting, and effective storytelling through scripts, storyboard, shotlist and shot composition. This is a great workshop to enhance personal creativity or prepare for a class projects or research. Space is limited so, register early. No experience required in video. Available to all students, faculty, and staff.

 

  • Intro to Editing Video in Adobe Premier  
    Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 1 pm – 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Erika Tsuchiya | Bio
    Learn the basics of video editing for course projects, research, social media, or storytelling. Using Adobe Premiere Pro, you will learn to navigate the interface and the tools. In addition you will learn about basic video editing concepts and techniques, and how to achieve good sound when shooting your video. 

  • Introduction to Mathematica   
    Monday: March 5, 2018 @ 1 pm to 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Anwar Hussein | Bio
    In this workshop, we will take a hands-on approach to Mathematica, a mathematical computational program often used in Calculus and Statistic courses. A brief introduction to Mathematica will be provided. The workshop is designed in such a way that students and faculty members will start to learn Mathematica in a few easy steps. We will also explore where you can get access to the software. This is a hands on workshop within a combined Mac/PC environment. Space is limited so register early. Available to all students, faculty, and staff. 

  • Photoshop Essentials   
    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 1 pm to 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Mike Benson | Bio
    In this workshop we will explore the amazing world of Adobe Photoshop. We will cover examples of what is possible, how to get access to this powerful program, and you will also gain valuable experience with the most utilized editing tools and techniques. In addition, we will explore editing principles, best practices, and professional tips of editing your photos for course projects and personal creativity. This is a hands on workshop within a combined Mac/PC environment. Space is limited so register early. Available to all students, faculty, and staff. 

 

  • Creating Interactive Forms with Acrobat Pro  
    Monday: March 19, 2018 @ 11 am to 12:30 pm
    Instructor: Jocelyn Naarden | Bio
    ​Get the most out of your PDFs using Adobe Acrobat! We will go through a basic introduction of what Adobe Acrobat is and why PDfs are so powerful. We will then show you how to create PDFs from various file types, edit text and images, organize pages, make comments on documents, fill & sign forms, make forms, protect your document, redact information, compare files, and exporting. Create dynamic PDFs for your classes, businesses, or personal events! Available to all students, faculty, and staff.

 

  • Predatory Publishers: How not to fall victim
    Tuesday: March 20, 2018 @ 11 am to 12:30 pm
    Instructor: Dan Kipnis | Bio
    Over the past few years Predatory Publishers have grown exponentially and understanding how to avoid them has become a key skill for researchers.  This workshop/presentation will introduce Rowan faculty, staff and students who are interested in publishing in reputable journals on how to avoid falling victim to Predatory Publishers. 

 

  • Getting Started With GarageBand   
     Wednesday: March 21st, 2018 @ 1 pm-2:30 pm
    Instructor: Tim Dewysockie | Bio
    Interested in using software to make music? GarageBand is an ideal place to start. Come learn the basics of GarageBand, a digital audio workstation for MacOS and iOS! In this workshop you will learn Garageband’s interface, how to use a MIDI keyboard to record software instruments, how to record audio, use loops, and use drummer. Most importantly, you will come away with the tools to continue developing your music production skills long after you’ve mastered GarageBand.

 

  • Introduction to Mathematica 
    Thursday: March 22, 2018 @ 11 am to 12:30 pm
    Instructor: Anwar Hussein | Bio
    In this workshop, we will take a hands-on approach to Mathematica, a mathematical computational program often used in Calculus and Statistic courses. A brief introduction to Mathematica will be provided. The workshop is designed in such a way that students and faculty members will start to learn Mathematica in a few easy steps. We will also explore where you can get access to the software. This is a hands on workshop within a combined Mac/PC environment. Space is limited so register early. Available to all students, faculty, and staff. 

 

  • Say 'YES' to Wikipedia Workshop  
    Thursday: March 22, 2018 @ 1 pm to 2:30 pm
    Instructor: John Jiras | Bio and Debbie Gaspar
    Yes, Wikipedia can be a useful tool in your research toolbox. Learn how this tool works and how to make the most of what is worthwhile. This session will introduce the following: best practices, general topic outline, links to sources, participating in Wikipedia community, creating an account, and Wikipedia Culture.

 

  • Researching with Policy Map: An online mapping tool    
     
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 11 am
    Instructor: Betsy Minnich | Bio
    This introductory workshop will provide an overview of PolicyMap, an online tool for mapping data and demographics in a wide variety of professions, such as marketing, real estate, health, finance, and government planning. We will review features and functionality including the creation of Maps, Tables, Reports and 3-Layer Maps. Searching by census tract, block groups and other boundaries, as well as, the creation of custom regions. Finally, you will learn about how to import and upload your own data.

  • Don’t Get Hacked: Strategies for Success      
    Thursday: March 28, 2018 @ 10 am to 11:30 am
    Instructor: Tim Dewysockie | Bio
    With the increasing rate of hacks, protecting one's digital security is harder than ever. While we can never fully mitigate risk there are tools available that can help: two-factor authentication, password managers, and VPNs. Learn more about these important tools and get other tips for protecting yourself online.

 

  • Intro to Adobe AfterEffects  
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 1 pm – 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Erika Tsuchiya | Bio
    Learn the basics of Adobe AfterEffects, the industry standard digital motion graphics software used by professionals in filmmaking and television post-production. In this workshop you will learn the interface, adding content, building compositions, and keyframing and masking. You will also explore basic text and shape animation.

 

  • Getting Started with WordPress   
    Tuesday: April 3, 2018 @ 1 pm – 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Jonathan Jiras | Bio
    WordPress is a powerful publishing platform that runs millions of feature-rich blogs and websites. This introductory workshop will explain what WordPress is, how you can create a WordPress website or blog, how to create pages and posts, and how to customize WordPress with settings, themes, widgets, custom menus, and plugins. We will also discuss how WordPress can be used in teaching and digital scholarship projects. This is a hands on workshop within a combined Mac/PC environment. Space is limited so register early. Available to all students, faculty, and staff. 

 

  • Getting Started with Video Production   
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 11 am to 12:30 pm
    Instructor: Erika Tsuchiya | Bio
    Learn the basics of how to effectively shoot video for course projects, research, social media, or storytelling. Topics will include cameras, sound, lighting, and effective storytelling through scripts, storyboard, shotlist and shot composition. This is a great workshop to enhance personal creativity or prepare for a class projects or research. Space is limited so, register early. No experience required in video. Available to all students, faculty, and staff.

 

  • Developing a Personal Mission Statement   
    Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ @ 1 pm to 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Carol Ann DeSimine | Bio
    In this interactive workshop, students will identify and learn to apply their core values and principles as an inner GPS that guides their decision-making and choices as they develop their research and projects. They will craft a personal mission statement to help them become more productive in their studies, research and creative projects, as well as create a long-term vision for their career and beyond. 
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  • Wikipedia-Edit-a-thon       
    Friday: April 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Tim Dewysockie | Bio

    A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is an opportunity to learn about and edit Wikipedia with others. Our goal is to fill gaps in Wikipedia's coverage of New Jersey Women's History. It is an opportunity to improve the diversity of Wikipedia's content and learn how to use Wikipedia. We welcome first-time users and will provide a brief tutorial and one-on-one assistance. Bring your laptop and join our editing party!


Fall 2017 Past Workshops

Spring 2017 Past Workshops