February 22, 2013
by Kathleen Garber
Wake Foresters are invited to participate in ZSRx: The Cure for the Common Web. This free online course will provide a fun, collaborative environment for learning about tools and techniques for using the web to increase productivity, search effectiveness, evaluation skills, and awareness of issues related to privacy on the web.
The class will consist of four weekly, self-paced modules combined with engaging interactions with fellow classmates and the librarians at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Participants will find themselves becoming a better Googler, a more critical consumer of online information, and more aware of online tools that make life simpler.
If this sounds slightly similar to the MOOCs (massive, open, online courses) that have been making news, you are right. However, this course is targeted to WFU alumni, parents and friends, so it is not open to the entire world. Z. Smith Reynolds Library is hoping to have scores of participants, not thousands. So if you’ve been curious about what it is like to take an online course, this is a friendly, low-stress way to do it.
Think of ZSRx as a fun way to reconnect with Wake Forest from wherever you are — all while improving your proficiency with the internet, something you use every day. And give it a go. What do you have to loose?
ZSRx: The Cure for the Common Web will run for four weeks, beginning on March 18th.
Sign up today.
The Office of Alumni Engagement’s mission is to find exciting new ways to connect Wake Forest alumni, friends and family. Once a Deac, always a Deac – and we’re here for you. Each day we leap out of bed humming the fight song, ready to create the moments that keep the spirit of Wake Forest present in your world.