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Technology Fair open Wednesday in CSU

Published 2-8-2011 in The Reporter

ITS staff and external vendors present new products and systems for students and staff

David Wei

ITS staff and different vendors will show a variety of different presentations and tutorials answering questions about tech this week from 9 a.m. each day in CSU 284. It's like Minnesota State Mankato's own Consumer Electronics Show. Different conference rooms on the second floor will host a variety of events, including a LAN gaming room in CSU 204.

If you can't make it to the Technology Fair, there's a whole variety of new resources online, such as the ITS Microsoft IT Academy, which offers training in Microsoft programs free for students. The College of Education recently launched the Atomic Learning program as well. The program mainly focuses on computer literacy and is helpful for beginners. It's a great alternative to commercial sites such as that charge a hefty membership fee.

While Microsoft IT Academy focuses on Microsoft office software, Atomic Learning goes even further, with tutorials on computer use and common software. You can log into Atomic Learning from the College of Education website.

Both Microsoft IT Academy and Atomic Learning feature easy-to-use interfaces and different tutorials, lessons and projects as well as workshops to become fully trained using the technology. This is a great resource that is provided for free from the school, so pack your gaming machine and check it out.

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