”Creating a Wellfleet Historical ‘Map App,’ “ Jeff Tash
Thursdays, 2-5 p.m. in the Big Room of the Wellfleet Library
April 11, 18, 25 and May 2
Wellfleet's history is America's history. Pilgrims visited our shores even before they settled Plymouth. This Open University course is a "lab" where students will conduct "history research" culminating in a Wellfleet Historical Society web app built using Google map technology. Students will pinpoint places of historical interest along with corresponding images and write-ups accessible via mouse clicks or pointing gestures on laptops, tablets or smartphones.
Jeff Tash was CEO and president of both computer software and information technology consultancy firms. He received industry recognition as an IT visionary and technology leader who consulted to scores of clients around the world. In retirement Jeff has channeled his passions for Wellfleet and computing into a popular website called WELLFLEETian.com.
When & Where
Open University of Wellfleet
The Open University of Wellfleet is a forum for learning. Conceived by retired Brown University professor Rhoda Flaxman, the Open University began in April 2013. Courses are envisioned as directed discussions, otherwise known as collaborative learning. Readings will be assigned, and instructors will offer mini-lectures to spur focused interchanges and facilitate learning. The Fall 2014 classes will be held once a week for two hours from October 20 through November 20 at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet Library, or W.H.A.T. Registration is available via web or phone (508) 349-1800. Courses will run with a minimum of ten and a maximum of seventeen participants. Tuition is $50.00 per course.