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College Preparation Course

Video Description

This course is designed to help perspective college students understand the ever expanding role of technology in their lives as potential scholars. Topics include apps to help prepare for admissions, safety on campus, tips for research, and apps to create unforgettable memories on spring break. Professor Sam McGuire is your guide through this exciting topic of technology in the life of the modern student, and he leans on years of experience on admission committees and working with students at all levels of their education.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome to this Collage Prep Course 00:02:22
    2. Introduction to Topics 00:02:33
  2. Topic - Technology in the Application Process
    1. Maximizing College Search 00:07:05
    2. iPads in the Search Process 00:06:39
    3. Making the Right Decisions 00:07:43
    4. Tracking the Application Deadlines 00:06:11
  3. Writing Your Essays
    1. Outline Tools 00:06:59
    2. Editing and Grammar 00:07:09
    3. Final Formats 00:05:48
  4. Letters of Recommendation
    1. Tracking Requests 00:08:01
    2. Providing Information 00:08:14
    3. Formating 00:05:59
  5. The Importance of Social Media Etiquette
    1. Etiquette Issues 00:06:30
    2. Managing Security and Sharing Settings 00:06:51
    3. Creating Your Image 00:07:03
  6. Topic - Technology in the Moving Process
    1. Apps to Help You Find a Place to Live 00:06:59
    2. Apps to Help You Find Furniture 00:06:47
    3. Apps to Help You Watch TV 00:07:24
    4. Apps to Help You Find Food to Eat 00:06:32
    5. Apps to Help You Find Stuff to Do 00:06:08
    6. Apps to Help You Find a Job 00:07:06
    7. Apps to Help You Commute 00:07:02
    8. Apps to Help You Pay Your Bills 00:06:56
  7. Topic - Technology to Help You Schedule Your Life
    1. Calendar Apps 00:07:35
    2. Schedule Ecosystems / Google versus Apple 00:06:30
    3. Personal Assistants 00:06:42
    4. Lists and Reminders 00:05:05
    5. Location Based Information 00:06:34
    6. Project Management Tools 00:07:26
  8. Topic - Research Help
    1. Research Tools 00:07:11
    2. Microsoft Word Writing Tools 00:07:22
    3. Microsoft Word Editing Tools 00:06:42
    4. Microsoft Word Publishing Tools 00:06:48
    5. Citation and Bibliography Apps 00:06:50
    6. PDFs and Final Formats 00:05:59
  9. Topic - Presentations
    1. Powerpoint Tips 00:06:11
    2. Presenting with Tablets 00:03:18
    3. Interactive Presentations 00:03:51
    4. Backup Plans 00:03:50
  10. Multimedia
    1. Shooting Movies 00:04:15
    2. Editing Movies 00:08:01
    3. Formats 00:06:30
    4. Audio Issues 00:06:23
    5. Screen Capture 00:06:08
  11. Handouts
    1. Digital Handouts 00:06:57
    2. Publishing Software 00:07:23
    3. Printing 00:06:41
  12. Topic - Group Work
    1. Managing Schedules 00:07:45
    2. Collaboration 00:07:42
    3. Dealing with Conflict 00:06:42
    4. Online Communications 00:07:14
  13. Topic - Online Courses
    1. Browser Differences 00:05:59
    2. Securing Data and Work 00:06:42
    3. Managing Time 00:07:36
    4. Testing Online 00:08:07
    5. Professor Relationships 00:07:07
  14. Topic - Networking
    1. The Importance of Networking 00:06:11
    2. Social Media Tools 00:06:29
    3. Tracking Contact Information 00:06:55
    4. Good Advice 00:06:35
  15. Topic - Online Profile
    1. Creating a Plan 00:07:16
    2. Impact of Career Goals 00:05:19
    3. Monetizing Online Activities 00:03:55
  16. Topic - Sharing the Experience
    1. Photo Sharing Tools 00:06:38
    2. Social Media 00:05:24
    3. Blogs are Dead 00:04:56
    4. Safety Concerns 00:07:48
    5. Converting Digital to Hardcopy 00:05:44
  17. Topic - Protecting Data
    1. Backups 00:08:05
    2. The Cloud 00:07:34
    3. Future Proof 00:08:16
  18. Topic - Technology for Safety
    1. Understanding Where you Live 00:04:27
    2. Money Safety Online 00:06:53
    3. Apps for when You Shouldn’t Drive 00:04:14
  19. Topic - Springbreak
    1. Planning the Trip 00:06:08
    2. Booking the Trip 00:04:41
    3. Apps to Make the Trip Easier 00:04:03
  20. Topic - Final Thoughts
    1. Technology Has Changed Since I was in College 00:06:49
    2. Let Your Tech Make You a Better Student 00:07:09
  21. Conclusion
    1. Course Wrap Up 00:03:10
  22. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:03:59