Free Open Introduction 457 Early Evening Monday 1800
Welcome to the Joomla Club Open Introduction Session where you will be introduced to the basics of a Joomla website. Starting with the administration interface and the six principal technical objects; the article, the category, the menu, the module, the extension and the template. If you are planning to attend this event then please send an email telling us as space is limited and it will be first come first served if not.
As a purely introductory session we are assuming that there is no prior experience of self-directed utilisation of a website content management systems such as Joomla. To attend the Club’s Beginner, Intermediae or Advance/Developer forums will require you to have an up to date £72/annum Club subscription. Additionally or alternatively there are loads of free online resources and commercial training manuals to use in building your knowledge base such as published books, technical forums, and training videos.
This event and the others in this series form part of the effort to develop the objects of the Birkbeck Students’ Union in ‘providing services appropriate for the many different types of Student of the College’, ‘supporting prospective, current and past Students in seeking gainful employment’, ‘providing opportunities for the expression of Student opinion’ and ‘fostering and encouraging the freedom of speech, assembly and association amongst Members’.
Mostly this is an e-literacy campign becuse of the numbers of people that have attended these sessions that have paid £700 for a template, £600 for a basic website and so far £5,000 for an admittedly pretty good website, that could all have been done much better for free if the knowledge about the level of technical competacny required to do this work existed in the purchaser of these 'professional' services.