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UCI Division of Continuing Education Offers Two New Technology-driven Courses This Summer

Participants Will Learn to Create Websites for Mobile Devices and Develop Applications for Social Networking Sites

IRVINE, Calif. – May 25, 2011 – University of California, Irvine Extension launches two exciting new technology-driven, online courses for the summer of 2011. "Creating Websites for Mobile Devices” and “Application Development for Social Networking Sites” are courses designed to meet the needs of today’s business professionals tasked with utilizing the Internet for business success. Registration for both courses is taking place now. Instruction begins on June 27 and runs through Aug. 7.

“These course offerings reflect UC Irvine Extension’s commitment to benefitting the information technology leaders of tomorrow by offering the most cutting edge learning experiences of today,” says Melanie Mitchell, assistant director of business, management, and legal programs at UC Irvine Extension. “As the number of smart phones and other mobile devices continues to grow, web designers need to ensure their sites are compatible with such devices. Similarly, the applications enjoyed by users of social networking sites are only increasing in numbers, and students need the skills to build and launch their own. Each of these new courses will empower participants to shape the ever-changing world of technology-based communication.” Both courses emphasize skills that are increasingly relevant in today’s technology-driven culture. In “Creating Websites for Mobile Devices,” instructor Kevin Hanegan will cover the design and development of websites for smart phones and similar devices. Topics will range from design considerations to specific development steps. This course is part of the fully online Web Design and Development Certificate Program designed to provide students with the knowledge they need to design and implement effective and dynamic websites.

“Application Development for Social Networking Sites” is part of UC Irvine Extension’s Certificate in Mobile Application Development. Instructor Ralf Brockhaus will teach students to create applications that integrate with the major social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter and OpenSocial (Google). Participants in these courses will come away with the ability to create engaging sites and applications that will capture the attention of users and help evolve the exciting realm of web-based communication.

Visit the UC Irvine Extension website to register for “Creating Websites for Mobile Devices” and “Application Development for Social Networking Sites,” as well as any other of the dynamic courses offered. To register for the courses, call 949-824-5414 or visit: http://unex.uci.edu/services/registration/.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit ce.uci.edu.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit uci.edu.