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Important update e-mail notification for "2008 AU Computer Literacy Academy for Children" was sent to parents/guardians, on Monday, June 2nd. New Icon

E-mail notification for "2008 AU Computer Literacy Academy for Children" acceptance was sent to parents/guardians

Registration is now close. We have received over sixty applications.

Auburn University is offering a 2008 Computer Literacy Academy for children. Auburn University employees' children and children with disabilities are encouraged to enroll in this summer program. The purpose of this program is to help children learn about computers and the Internet, how to browse, navigate and search the World Wide Web (WWW), how to use the Microsoft Office 2007 suite applications (Word, Excel, Power Point), how to design and publish a personal Web page using Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007, and how to program computers using cutting edge educational technology interactive applications such as Pearson MyITLab, Carnegie Mellon Alice, Lego Mindstorms and Microsoft Robotics, Computer Science Unplugged Activities, Microsoft  Interactive Educational Software Applications, Computer Software and Hardware designed for special needs children.

The Computer Literacy Academy is held between June 3rd - June 19th, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Computer Science and Software Engineering Personal Computers Lab, Shelby Technology Center 2205 and Educational and Assistive Technologies Lab Shelby Technology Center 2214. The program is taught by Auburn University senior graduate students supervised by two AU faculty members, Dr. Daniela Marghitu ( and Mrs. Elizabeth Zylla-Jones (  For any general question about the program, contact Dr. Daniela Marghitu and, for any question about children with special needs, contact Mrs. Elizabeth Zylla-Jones.

There is no fee for this program, but enrollment is limited to 20 (twenty) children.  The registration documents will be available online starting May 5th and need to be submitted on or before Thursday May 15th.

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.

John F. Kennedy