|Ron Bekey - Portland Community College - Computer Applications|
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Ron Bekey's Class information
What can I do if the class is full? Can I get in? Here is what to do: First, look over the Syllabus in the link below, and make sure that you really want to take the class. Then put yourself on the "official" waiting list. This list is found in the same place where you register for classes. You can use MyPCC: http://my.pcc.edu . It is very common for students to drop the week before class and during the first week after people re-arrange their schedules. When a space opens, students on the waiting list are automatically transferred into the class in the order they are on the waiting list. I will add students until the end of the first week.
How do "Distance Learning" classes work?
For information on Distance Learning classes, including login information and computer requirements, go to: http://www.distance.pcc.edu
What is a "Hybrid" class?
My "hybrid" classes meet fewer hours than a standard campus
class. The assignments may be started in class, but they will need to be completed on your
own time, using your own computer or one of the PCC computer labs, much like
in a Distance Learning class. Class time is used to provide a "lecture"
on the topic for the coming week, to answer questions from students,
and to provide hands-on help with anything you like from the previous
assignment. You will need to commit to coming to class for the hours listed in
the schedule if you choose this option.
I have been working with computers for over 30 years, including running my own business, the Computer Training Center, in Corvallis, Oregon from 1990-1996. I have taught at many community colleges, in both credit and continuing education programs. In addition to PCC credit classes I have taught credit, CEU and contracted classes for the PCC Computer Education Program (Extended Learning), Mount Hood Community College, and Clackamas Community College. I received my B.S. degree from the University of Southern California, M.S. from Washington State University, and Ph.D. from Oregon State University.
My current specialties are the many different facets of the Internet, including web page design, client and server-side scripting, and database applications on the Internet.