Saturday, August 11, 2007

Hello, and Welcome

Welcome to Computer Skills. I hope you discover a lot during the next few months, and I look forward to getting to know you. This is the seventh semester that I've taught at Trinity. CSCI 1300 is a very comprehensive class with something for everyone, no matter how much you think you know or think you don't know about computers. It was designed to help you master all of the technological challenges you'll encounter while you are a student here, no matter what field of study you choose.

My own background and interests are in graphic design, fine arts, and integrating technology and education. I’m a practicing artist and designer and use both computer software and traditional media in my own work. It's hard to believe how much computers have changed the field of graphic design. Just fourteen years ago, I was at a computer conference in Portland, Oregon, and a new program was being unveiled that allowed people to see pictures on the World Wide Web, and to connect to other files and pictures with something called "hyperlinks." We were all amazed. Little did anyone know how much of a phenomenon the Internet and the World Wide Web would become, and how much impact these developments would have on our personal, cultural, and academic lives.

Special thanks in advance to our great TAs, Sara Hills, Mattina Van Coppenolle, and Sarah Lube - they are incredibly knowledgeable about the course content and are your strong supporters and advocates. Please don't hesitate to let us know what we can do to make this a successful and enjoyable semester for you.

Ms. Belisle

1 comment:

lguy said...

Hello professor,

This is Logan Guy from your 8:30 am class and I was curious as to where I can locate the word blog to complete my homework. I've been searching for it for about a half hour, it's now around 12ish and i still can't find it. If you could let me know that would be great because I saw it had a due date of 8/31/2007