Campus: CSU, San Francisco -- July 19, 2001

Log On To Learn Web Design From Top Industry Experts In Multimedia Gulch

SFSU Multimedia Studies to offer 14 online Internet Design and Technology courses this fall

You no longer need to live near San Francisco's Multimedia Gulch to learn Web design skills from the area's top industry experts.

For the first time ever beginning this fall, San Francisco State University's Multimedia Studies Program will offer 14 online courses as part of the Internet Design and Technology certificate program. The courses will be offered on the Web thanks to a $100,000 grant from eCollege.com, a Denver-based e-learning software and services provider that partners with colleges, universities, K-12 school districts and corporate training organizations to design, build and support e-learning communities.

"Anyone from anywhere in the world can now learn the skills of Web design from the top industry experts in Multimedia Gulch and Silicon Valley," said Chris Marler, director of technology programs for the SFSU College of Extended Learning. "No matter where you are, you can experience the superior course content and level of student-teacher interaction provided in our online courses."

To help create forums for interaction and feedback, instructors will hold weekly live chat "office hours," participate in bulletin board discussions and answer student questions via e-mail. The online courses also feature audio lectures, readings, illustrations, video and homework projects. In addition, online classes allow students to take courses at their own convenience and speed, as all course content can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Internet Design and Technology certificate program prepares students for a multitude of careers in Web design, development and management. Online course offerings include Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, Information Design, Interaction Design, JavaScript, Photoshop, Production Management, Understanding the Internet, Web Design and Web Video. Each course lasts 12 weeks. All 20 courses in the program will be offered online by summer 2002.

Classes are open to anyone, and there is no admissions process. Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis from Friday, July 20, to Wednesday, Sept. 19. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 12. Each course costs between $425 and $475.

For more information or to register for classes, visit www.sfsuonline.org or contact Albert Frietas at (415) 405-3332 or alberto@sfsu.edu.

Located in downtown San Francisco near Multimedia Gulch, the Multimedia Studies Program at SFSU's College of Extended Learning is the premier multimedia education program in the world. Founded in 1992 as one of the first programs of its kind, the Multimedia Studies Program offers one of the largest and most comprehensive courses of study in all aspects of multimedia and provides students with unique access to the tools, business and culture of multimedia.


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