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Technology Training University of Maryland Dietetic Internship


Introduction Welcome to the Dietetic Internship Technology Training! Throughout the course, our focus will be on learning the Web and presentation skills needed to create an electronic portfolio (e-Portfolio) that you will continue to develop throughout the internship. Your finished product will serve as a valuable marketing tool when you begin to search for employment or apply to graduate school at the end of the internship. During our time together, you will learn technical skills such as constructing a complete Web site from scratch, developing Web pages with HTML and Adobe Dreamweaver, editing images for the Web using Microsoft Office Picture Manager, creating and posting PDF and other files, and designing a poster in PowerPoint. You will also be exposed to tangential issues such as accessibility, usability, intellectual property protection, and best practices for organizing content and structure to support an E-Portfolio. Although you may find Web development challenging, I hope that you will also come to enjoy it! It is truly a powerful skill to possess. I look forward to working with you throughout the year!

Corey Scarpero, RD

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Table of Contents Policies ..................................................................................................................................7 Goals of the Program ..........................................................................................................9 Schedules ...........................................................................................................................11 Setting up your WAM Account .........................................................................................18 Introduction to HTML ..........................................................................................................19 Introduction to Dreamweaver CS3 ..................................................................................51 Creating and Linking PDF Files .........................................................................................83 Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues.....................................................................89 Advanced Dreamweaver CS3 .........................................................................................91 Web Usability....................................................................................................................107 Editing Images .................................................................................................................113 NAL Web Maintenance Tool ...........................................................................................121 Effective PowerPoint Presentations ................................................................................127 Creating Posters in PowerPoint.......................................................................................143 Accessibility and the Web ..............................................................................................165 Next Steps for your E-Portfolio ........................................................................................171 Glossary ............................................................................................................................183 Additional Information ....................................................................................................191 Articles ..............................................................................................................................209

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Policies Purpose The purpose of the technology training component of the UMCP Dietetic Internship Program is to develop the technical proficiency of interns to enable them to meet or exceed the expectations of potential employers who desire entry level employees with information technology skills. To that end, interns will develop electronic portfolios as a demonstration of their competencies in: • Web site development • Content management • Electronic information review and evaluation • Presentation production Class Time A great deal of information has been packed into the five days of structured training. It is imperative that you arrive on time. In the event that you are running late for circumstances beyond your control, please be sure to call me at 301-504-6415. Location All IT Training classes and workshops will be held in the 14th floor training room of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, Maryland. Directions to this location are available from the NAL Web site: http://nal.usda.gov/about/visitor.shtml. Alternatively, if you wish to use a mapping program of your choice, the address is 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705. Parking is free. Please use the visitor entrance located at the front of the building. Because you will not have an NAL ID card by the first day of class, we will meet in the lobby before going up to the training room on the 14th floor. You will be required to check in with the guard, who will ask you for a form of photo identification. Once everyone has arrived, I will escort the class up to the training room. Dress Code Dress for technology training class is casual attire; however please refrain from wearing anything that may be deemed offensive or inappropriate by anyone in a professional environment. We often have guest speakers or other visitors, so please dress appropriately. Food and Breaks This is a hands-on computer training environment. As you could probably guess, no food is allowed in the training room. Beverages are allowed as long as they can be tightly sealed in between sips. We will have a short break during the morning session and another short break during the afternoon session, if you need to eat a snack. We will also have a one-hour lunch break around noon each day. NAL does not offer food service of any kind. There is a lounge with tables on the 14th floor, and vending machines are available on the ground floor of the building, offering sodas and some snacks. There is a refrigerator and microwave available if you wish to bring a lunch. In addition, there are a number of restaurants near NAL.

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Policies (cont) Use of Technology Resources As students of the University of Maryland you will be held responsible for your use of UM or NAL technology resources. You will be asked to review the Acceptable Use Guidelines (http://www.otal.umd.edu/OTAL-AUG.pdf) in order to acquire space in which to develop your Web-based electronic portfolios. Course Web Space In addition to the workbook and other materials that will be distributed in class, there is a course space on Blackboard (elms.umd.edu) with additional materials and information. You will be granted access to this site on the first day of class. Learning Environment Each of you will begin the internship with a different set of skills, particularly in the technology arena. For some of you, Web development will be a challenging task that you will need to work hard to master; for others, it may come naturally. While I will make every attempt to keep the class interesting for everyone, please understand that there will be occasions when we need to spend additional time on a particular subject until everyone is at a comfortable level to proceed. There are several articles and other exercises you can read through at the end of your binder if you have free time. In addition, during open workshop time you may need to work on another aspect of your e-Portfolio while you wait for an instructor to become available. I thank you in advance for your patience during these times. If you require help outside of class, please contact me at cscarpero@nal.usda.gov or Kathleen Pellechia at kpellechia@nal.usda.gov to set up an appointment. You must also request permission from Phyllis if you plan to miss any scheduled rotation time. Use of Internet and Cell Phones Use of the Internet for tasks outside those of the training class is prohibited at all times expect during breaks. This includes checking email, social networking (sites such as Facebook or MySpace), or using an instant messaging program. The use of cell phones is also prohibited, including text messaging, except in the case of an emergency. There is ample time to address these needs during one of the two short morning and afternoon breaks, or during the full hour provided for lunch. Your concentration and participation in class and during guest lectures is critical to maximizing your success in this training. I have read and understand each of these policies. Signature: _______________________________________________________________

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Technology Training University of Maryland Dietetic Internship


Goals of the Program During the technical instruction portion of the internship program, you will define the scope and purpose of an electronic portfolio that you will continue to develop throughout your internship. Using HTML and Dreamweaver, you will build the structure of the portfolio and develop individual Web pages to support various aspects of your internship. You will use Microsoft Office Picture Manager to prepare digital images appropriate to the content of your Web pages. Think of your e-Portfolio as a well-defined, narrowly purposed Web site. It offers the value of archiving and reflecting upon all of the experiences of your internship, as well as evidence of your skill and experience with Web design. You'll need little beyond the portfolio to market yourself to employers or graduate schools upon the completion of this internship program. You will go through the following processes as you construct the site: •

develop consistent color and navigation schemes

use internal (anchor) and external links (relative and/or absolute), as appropriate to how a reader should interact with the content on a Web page

integrate scanned and Web-based images

incorporate meta tags

develop a template for the site's secondary pages (to ensure consistency)

include posting and contact (feedback) information

intermingle html and PDF files, as appropriate to the content

adhere to the best practices of accessibility, usability, and aesthetic design

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Training Schedule Full-day classes; 8:30 – 4:00 1. Wednesday, August 27 2. Thursday, August 28 3. Friday, August 29 4. Tuesday, September 2 5. Monday, September 8 6. Monday, September 22

Half-day workshops; 8:30 – 12:00 1. Monday, November 24 2. Monday, December 15 3. Monday, February 2, 2009 4. Monday, March 23, 2009 (tentative; may move for MDA meeting) 5. Monday, June 1, 2009

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Wednesday, August 27 8:30

Meet in NAL lobby

9:00

Overview and Introductions • Policies, course goals and overview • University account setup; review Blackboard space & binder

9:30

Introduction to HTML- Part 1

10:30

BREAK

10:45

In-class Exercise 1: Biographical Page

11:00

Introduction to HTML- Part 2

12:00

LUNCH

1:00

In-class Exercise 2: Enhancement of Biographical Page

1:30

Sharing Session of Biographical Pages

2:00

Quiz to review HTML Basics

2:20

Review of Quiz Answers

2:30

BREAK

2:45

Go to elms.umd.edu and click on “How Web Servers Work” in the technology training section. Complete this module.

3:30

Review of How Web Servers Work

4:00

End of class; for homework: 1.

Go to elms.umd.edu and click on “Maintenance Tasks that Improve Performance” in the technology training section. Read and complete the tasks identified in this article.

2. * Save a copy of your resume to your flash drive and bring it to class. (This does not need to be a perfected version; we will just use it to create an HTML resume in class tomorrow)

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Thursday, August 28 8:30

Meet in NAL lobby

8:45

How to install Dreamweaver

9:00

Introduction to Dreamweaver - Part 1

10:00

In-class Exercise 1: Resource Page

10:15

BREAK

10:30

Introduction to Dreamweaver - Part 2

11:30

In-class Exercise 2: Resume Page

12:00

LUNCH

1:00

Plain Language for the Web

4:00

End of class; for homework: 1. Install Dreamweaver at home; set up local and remote sites 2. Add two new links to your Resources pages; upload this file to WAM 3. *Bring in two forms of ID to photocopy for badge (you won’t actually go to get the badges until Tuesday- this is just to make photocopies)

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Friday, August 29 8:30

Review of last night’s homework

9:00

Creating and Linking PDFs

9:30

Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues

10:00

BREAK

10:15

Dreamweaver Part 2 1. Templates 2. Cascading Style Sheets

11:15

In-class Exercise 2: Draft template, using at least two styles

12:00

LUNCH; hand in 2 forms of ID to be photocopied during lunch

1:00

Web Usability

1:30

In-class Exercise 1: Group Web Site Review

2:00

Presentation of Web Site Review

2:45

Distribution of paperwork for NAL ID cards

3:00

End of class; for homework: 1. Review the information learned in class today, particularly the lessons on creating styles. Write down any issues to work on during workshop time at beginning of class in two weeks. 2. Visit the course space on Blackboard and click on the Technology Training section. Browse through the links listed under Web Site Example to gather ideas for your own portfolio. 3. Complete the Web Site Planning Worksheet in your binder. 4. Save a couple photos on your flash drive to use for class in two weeks 5. Bring 2 forms of ID and paperwork for ID cards for Tuesday

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Tuesday, September 2 FNIC Orientation Multipurpose Room*

*Upon entering the main doors of the library, the room is straight ahead on the left (before the main reading room)

9:00

Badges at the George Washington Carver Center 5601 Sunnyside Avenue Beltsville, MD. 20705 Phone: (301) 504-3783

11:00

NAL/FNIC Welcome

Dennis Smith

11:15

UMD Welcome

Mickey Parish

11:30

FNIC Scavenger Hunt

Kathleen Pellechia

11:45

Overview of the NAL/FNIC Collection

Corey Scarpero

12:00

Icebreaker Activity and Brown Bag Lunch Team Overviews:

1:00

FNIC/Nutrition.gov

TBD

1:20

International Bibliographic Database of Dietary Supplements

Joyce Merkel

1:40

Healthy Meals Resource System

Corey Scarpero

2:00

Food Stamp Nutrition Connection

TBD

2:20

WIC Works Resource System

TBD

2:40

Break

3:00

NAL tour

Deborah Richardson

* Homework: Bring 3 recipes to class on Monday, September 8 for database activity.

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Monday, September 8

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Open Workshop Time

9:30

Creating and Modifying Images with MS Picture Manager

10:30

BREAK

10:45

In-class Exercise: Add images to your template, bio, or links page

12:00

LUNCH

1:00

Access Databases; Creating a Recipe Database (Kathleen Pellechia, kpellechia@nal.usda.gov)

2:30

BREAK

2:45

Overview of the NAL Content Management System

3:30

Quiz on Databases and Dynamic Web Sites

4:00

End of class

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Monday, September 22 8:30

Effective PowerPoint Presentations (Desiré Stapley, dstapley@nal.usda.gov)

9:45

Creating Posters in PowerPoint

10:30

BREAK

10:45

Accessibility and the Web (Desiré Stapley, dstapley@nal.usda.gov)

12:00

LUNCH

1:00

Topic TBA

2:30

BREAK

2:45

Open Workshop Time

4:00

End of class

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Setting up your WAM Account Before getting started, you need to set up your personal Web space on the University of Maryland server, called WAM (Workstations at Maryland). You will also need this information for logging on to the course Web space on Blackboard. Follow the steps below:

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Open a Web browser and go to: http://www.oit.umd.edu/new/student.html

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Click on the “Start Here” link to accept/activate your directory ID and to then create a directory password. When you click on the link, you will need to provide your SSN, date of birth, and last name.

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You should then be presented with a page of services that you can activate, including WAM account and University EMAIL. Click on the radio buttons associated with those options, but NOT the Glue account option

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Submit the request. Now we’re ready to begin!

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