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Summer 2014 Computer Classes

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The Lab features New iMac computers that also run Windows 7 OS.

Monday Classes

Computer 101 (PC)
If you’re a beginner, even if you’ve never touched a computer or a typewriter before, this is the class for you. You’ll practice using the computer mouse, become familiar with the keyboard and how the desktop works. You’ll also learn the basics of email and how to search for things on the Web. Practicing won’t be boring; it includes playing games. In addition to the instructor, there are coaches on hand to help you. Complete this class, and you will be ready to take the Intermediate
Computer class. Note: This is a beginning Windows PC class. For a beginning Mac class, see It’s Your Mac... on Thursday. No Prerequisites.
Instructor: TBA
Dates: July 7 - August 25
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM

NEW - Computers Demystified (4 weeks)
DDR??, GHz, GB, eSATA, SDRAM, CPU, SO X, S4?3?? bit, Linux, Dual-core, Cloud, 802.11gn. Confused by these and other terms when reading about computers? This class is for people that can use their computers but want to learn more. We will try to clarify computer related terms and give you an idea of how computers work.
Week 1 & 2 – Inside the box. What hardware comprises a computer system...
Week 3 – How computers think. What is an operating system and how does it relate to the programs you use.
Week 4 – Alternatives and the Internet Operating systems and programs. How the Internet and Cloud are influencing how programs are used today. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills
Instructor: Wesley Peck
Dates: July 7 - August 25
Time: 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Intermediate Computer (PC)
You’ll learn and practice these basic computer skills: save, print, cut and
paste, drag and drop, how to delete an item, make a fi le or folder, and how to manage the windows on your desktop. Learn the basics of email, including how to send and receive messages, how to attach documents and open documents that have been sent to you. The Internet section includes how to find Web sites, as well as Internet safety tips. We take a quick look at word processing, so you will be able to easily create your own documents and even insert photos.
Prerequisite: Computer 101 class or knowledge of skills taught in that class.
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez
Dates: July 7 - August 25
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Introduction to Windows 8 (4-Week class)
Learn how to navigate and control Microsoft’s new operating system,
determine if your computer can use Windows 8 and how to upgrade to it.
Become familiar with and learn how to personalize the new Start Screen. Discover where your old familiar programs are hiding. Explore the new Live Tiles and Apps. Learn to utilize the Microsoft Store to get new free or paid Apps. See how to run older programs and learn about free programs that can bring back functions of previous versions of Windows.
Because the lab has only 2 computers running Windows 8, students
are encouraged to bring their own laptops. Text: Any Windows 8 book
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills
Instructor: Wesley Peck
Dates: July 7 - July 28 (4 weeks)
Time: 3:15 - 5:15 PM

Advanced Intermediate Computer (PC) (4-Week class)
You’ll get demonstrations, discussions and hands-on practice on a wide variety of advanced computer skills. Advanced Internet topics, such as understanding searches, email, links and capturing data from the Internet and saving to a computer file will be covered. You will learn how to download and install programs from the Internet. You also will learn how to make changes on your computer settings through the control panel, and how to use diff erent data transfer methods for backing up your computer files.
Prerequisites: Intermediate Computer class or knowledge of skills taught in that class.
Instructor: Dalia Hernandez
Dates: August 4 - August 25 (4 weeks)
Time: 3:15 - 5:15 PM

Tuesday Classes

A Quick Look at iTunes (4 weeks)
Explore the many features of this popular media player. You’ll learn how to buy music at the iTunes store, create your own music library and playlists. In addition to music, you’ll see videos, movies, audiobooks, podcasts and free Internet radio stations from all over the world. Look through hundreds of free classes offered at iTunes U from more than 1,000 universities. If you have an iPod, iPhone or iPad, see how iTunes keeps track of your apps and syncs the material on your remote device with your computer. If you have music CDs, bring one to class.
Prerequisites: Basic PC or Mac skills.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
Dates: July 8 - July 29 (4 weeks)
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 PM

NEW -A Quick Look at the iPhone (4 Weeks - Aug)
Have an iPhone and aren’t sure how to get the most out of it? This short class for beginners will include a review of the apps that come with your iPhone, as well as how to get new ones, how to look at and send email, how to take pictures and videos and share them, how to manage your settings, how to surf the Web, how to listen to music, how to manage your calendar and contacts, and how to personalize your iPhone. Prerequisites: have an iPhone 4 or higher.
Bring your activated and charged phone to each class.

Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
Dates: August 5 – August 26
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM

Computer Copy Cat Coloring (PC/Mac)
Learn to color using a computer mouse instead of a crayon. You’ll
apply colors to a variety of pictures of animals, fl owers, people, places, patterns, and fanciful designs in this activity that’s fun and relaxing and increasingly popular with adults. In this extension of the Copy Cat Drawing class you’ll use the latest version of Corel Painter to transform a plain line drawing into a beautiful, colorful picture. The result will be a digital image that you can print out or send
to friends and family. Students should be familiar with basic
computer functions. Class limit: 6
Instructor: Patricia Woods
Dates: July 8 - August 26
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 P M

Exploring the iPad
Here’s your chance to join the exciting iPad revolution and get the most from your iPad. Get acquainted with iPad features and apps. See how to play music, browse the Web, do email, watch videos and movies, listen to audiobooks and podcasts, and use the iPad as an e-reader. See how to find and buy the right apps for you, no matter what your interests are. Students must bring their iPads with them to each class.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
Dates: July 8 - August 26

Time: 3:15 – 5:15 PM

 

Wednesday Classes

Exploring the iPad
Here’s your chance to join the exciting iPad revolution and get the most from your iPad. Get acquainted with iPad features and apps. See how to play music, browse the Web, do email, watch videos and movies, listen to audiobooks and podcasts, and use the iPad as an e-reader. See how to find and buy the right apps for you, no matter what your interests are. Students must bring their iPads with them to each class.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
Dates: April 16 - June 4

Time: 8:30 - 10:30 AM

NEW - iPad Apps Only
For those who know already know how to use your IPAD and all its features. The fi rst class meeting will be a review of the apps that come on your IPad. This class will then cover additional apps available, we
will download them on your IPads, review all the functions of the apps
and why you might want to use them. The most popular apps will be covered in the first classes and the students will decide as a class what apps are covered in the remainder of the classes.
Prerequisite: You must have an iPad and bring it to class every week.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
Dates: July 9 - August 27
Time: 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

It’s Your Mac. Do What You Want to Do (Mac)
Are you a beginning Mac user? Join us for a real hands-on class where
you will explore many of the applications that came with your Mac. Learn
how to manage the dock, fi nder windows, menus and shortcuts. We will
use the Apple email program, set up the Address Book, use Safari to
browse the Internet, write and save documents, and more. Discover how
to personalize your computer for the way you want to use it. Change your
desktop, screen saver and views to reflect your interests and needs.
There will be plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered.
Text: The Little Mac Book Lion Edition by Robin Williams
Prerequisites: You own a Mac; you’d like to own a Mac.
Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
Dates: July 9 - August 27
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Click Start Your Genealogy Research
Do you want to know more about your family history? Have you already
gathered information, but need to organize it? Learn what can be done using Internet resources. We will look at popular genealogy programs for the Mac to help you organize and document your research. We’ll also explore ways to locate others researching your family lines, and fi nd Web sites to further your research. If possible, bring a list of family last names and localities to your fi rst class. Text: Genealogy Online ninth edition by Elizabeth Powell Crowe. Prerequisites: The ability to use a Mac
for Internet access.

Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
Dates: July 9 - August 27
Time: 3:15 – 5:15 PM

 

Thursday Classes

Intermediate Computer (PC)
You’ll learn and practice these basic computer skills: save, print, cut and
paste, drag and drop, how to delete an item, make a fi le or folder, and
how to manage the windows on your desktop. You’ll also learn the basics of email, including how to send and receive messages, how to attach documents, and open documents that have been sent to you. The Internet section will include how to find Web sites, as well as Internet safety tips. You’ll also take a quick look at a word processing program, so you will be able to easily create your own documents, and even insert photos. Prerequisite: Computer 101 class or knowledge of basic skills taught in that class.
Instructor: Reggie Gates
Dates: July 10 - August 28
Time: 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Google: Email & Lots More (PC)
Learn to set up the Gmail program just the way you like it as you exchange email with fellow students and explore Gmail’s features. Also learn how to receive and send pictures, and include links in emails and email formatting. Explore other Google programs, including Calendar, an on-line calendar that can be synched to your smart phone; Maps, including street view; Search features – including UPS or FedEx package tracking, airline fl ight tracking, etc. The basics of Internet security and data backup will also be covered. Much of this course requires having a valid Gmail user ID, and students will obtain one during the fi rst class. If you are unable to attend the first class, you must obtain a valid Gmail user ID before the next Gmail and More class. Text: Handouts.
Prerequisites: Intermediate computer or instructor’s permission.
Instructor: Reggie Gates
Dates: July 10 - August 28
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 P
M

NEW - Intermediate Computer Lab (PC) (4 Weeks - July)
Get individualized support to reinforce the skills you learn in your intermediate computer class. Students will get one-to-one help with anything covered in the class, such as using email, finding things on the Web, making folders, copying and pasting, using a simple word processing program, and where to store the documents ,you create.
Prerequisite: Current or past enrollment in the Intermediate Computer Class.
Instructor: Toni Evans
Dates: July 10 - August 28
Time: 3:15 - 5:15 PM

 

Fridays

Friday Open Computer Lab - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - FREE


The lab is open to all OLLI members help you practice what you have learned in class, or to answer your questions and help try to solve
your computer problems.
It’s a place to get one-on-one attention from your peers.
Bring your laptop or iPad if you would like help with your personal computer or device.


 

Coaches Wanted!

If you have experience with a Mac or PC Computer program, consider coaching in the computer lab. Any level of experience and teaching practice welcome!
Sign-up in the lab or talk to a
course instructor.

Telephone (562) 985-8237 for further information, if you or someone you know would like to coach a course.

The Computer Lab

You’ll find the OLLI computer classroom, with its small classes and up-to-date software an ideal place to learn. Along with the instructors, there are coaches in each class who are there to help you, too.
That means that any time you have questions, there will be someone to answer them for you. And if you want to spend extra time working on class assignments, you can come to the computer lab. It’s open all day Friday.

* Classes will be filled on first-come, first-served basis.
* Read the class description to get the class that best fits your skills.
* Each computer class has room for 12 students - unless otherwise limited.

Please Note: Textbooks are not supplied in computer lab classes. In many cases you’ll see the book the instructor will use listed just after the class description so you can buy a copy if you wish.

Some computer classes have a minimum enrollment. If enrollment is not met one week before the first week of class, the class may be canceled. If there is a cancellation, students will be notified.