Hawaiʻi tech guru Burt Lum to teach social networking class at Windward CC

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Marketing & Public Relations Director, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Jun 16, 2011

Bytemarks Cafe co-host Burt Lum will teach social networking this fall at Windward Community College
Bytemarks Cafe co-host Burt Lum will teach social networking this fall at Windward Community College
Bytemarks Café co-host Burt Lum will teach ICS 121V Social Web Toolkit at Windward Community College this fall. The hybrid class (half in classroom and half online) starts on August 22 and will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Lum is one of Hawaiʻi’s foremost digital gurus with 4,759 Twitter followers (and growing). He is the co-host of Hawaii’s leading tech radio show covering the science and tech scene on Bytemarks.org and on the radio at BytemarksCafe.org.
"Social Media has a great impact on our daily lives," says Lum. “This class will appeal to business majors and individuals who want to learn how social networking can ‘brand’ a company or project.”
ICS 121V Social Web Toolkit will provide individuals with the foundation to build their presence on the web, develop their personal “brand” and create a channel to share ideas, expertise and business. Lum will start with the fundamentals of choosing a domain name and finding a content hosting service, then move into content creation. Students will review the popular social web tools like WordPress, Google Docs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr® and many others. At the conclusion of the course, students will have their own social web channel.
Other new business hybrid courses (half online, half in the classroom):
ICS 121V Hardware (with a twist) by Information Computer Science Instructor Dave Maxson
Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
For beginning techies, Maxson teaches using a software simulator to build a computer, covering current microcomputer topics with free access to LabSim software. ICS 121V Hardware provides an introduction to the hardware components of microcomputer systems. Students designate the selection, installation, and configuration of hardware components including memory, hard drives, monitors and printers–all using a computer simulation.
BUS 120 Principles of Business by Ken Kiyohara, MBA, MA
Thursdays, 2 – 3:15 p.m.
For those who are interested in exploring a career in business, this course looks at the American business enterprise, examining the foundations and responsibilities of business, management, marketing, accounting, finance and business environment. Kiyohara is a native of Japan and has worked in international business programs on the mainland and in Hawai‘i for nearly 20 years.
MGT 120 Principles of Management with Deacon Hanson, CPA
Thursdays, 2 – 3:15 p.m.
Learn the important basics of business management, including how to communicate with, motivate and supervise employees. Hanson has extensive experience working in a range of businesses from small start-ups to multi-national companies across the mainland and in Hawai‘i.
ICS 123 Introduction to Audio and Video Editing with Instructor Yuki Horikiri
Saturdays, 9 – 11:30 a.m. (a non-hybrid traditional classroom class)
Experience the excitement of shooting and editing your own video. Learn basic videography techniques as well as audio and video editing to produce a video. This course covers Final Cut Express 4 and GarageBand on the Macintosh platform to help you create video products that can be utilized on the Web.
ICS 50 Basic Computer Skills (taught on PCs) by Instructor Kay Beach
Mondays & Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (a non-hybrid traditional classroom class)
Frustrated with computers? Get back to basics. Learn how to send and receive e-mail with attachments; perform basic file management tasks; create, edit, format and print word processing documents and presentations, and lots of cool shortcuts!
To apply for classes, call 235-7432, go online windward.hawaii.edu, or visit the Information Kiosk at Hale ‘Alaka‘i lobby on campus.
For more information about tech and business courses, contact Windward Community College business instructor Peggy Regentine at peggy@hawaii.edu or call 235-7416.