Tom Cappelletti

Friday - 10:45-11:45, Room 7

Classroom 24/7 - or Why You Should Use Wordpress

Outcomes for the Presentation

I will give a brief demo and overview of Wordpress, what it is and how it works,  and how it can assist us in our efforts to deliver a meaningful educational experience to our students.

How will students benefit?

Better teacher websites increase student success.
Creating a successful classroom climate with a supportive online environment boosts student engagement.
Students want to learn and understanding their online habits will assist us in helping them achieve their educational goals.
Students have a 24/7/365 attitude to information, including their education, and we need to accommodate them with that. It's a good thing.

College and Department

SCC Graphic Communication

Bio

Tom graduated with a degree in Design from UCLA in 1982 and was lucky to study under some truly great designer-educators there. Upon graduation, he was selected to participate in a one year research project sponsored by DARPA exploring the possibilities of effective human-centric computing environments. His first email was 30 years ago too, on the ARPAnet, on a messaging system they called the "human-net." Wouldn't it be nice if it was still called that?

He went on to serve four years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, working in Public Affairs, and introduced Macintosh computers into their workflow. He then moved on to become one of the first employees for Joe Boxer in San Francisco, the novelty boxer short company.

In the 1990s, after a stint in LA working on low budget films as an art director or property master, he, along with his sister Sandy, started Cappelletti Studio, and created designs for greeting cards and wall décor, primarily for retail chains such as Papyrus, Pier 1, Smith & Hawken, and Target.

In the 2000s, he spent several years working as a trainer for Apple, based in New York City, teaching software classes and seminars to employees and the public around the country.

He has been in the same room with the late Steve Jobs, and once got an email from him -- and thank god it was an "attaboy."

He's currently faculty and department chair of Graphic Communication at Sacramento City College, and holds a Masters degree in Educational Technology from Sacramento State.
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