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Become Computer Literate At Senior University

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)-Senior University at CSULB is offering two new courses this spring titled “Easy Computer Basics” and “The Frugal Computer User.” Both are four-week courses beginning on Tuesday, May 9.

The “Easy Computer Basics” course will give the uncomplicated answer to “What is a computer and how does it work?” Students will learn the major parts of the computer and if they are planning to purchase a computer, what they will need.

The course will go through setting up the computer in the home and getting it started.

Individuals taking this course will end up having gained the confidence necessary to move into the world of computers. Taught by Dottie Leach, this class will meet twice a week for two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays (eight lessons) from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.

The “Frugal Computer User” course will lead computer users to find, get, and use free and inexpensive computer software and hardware. The course will cover the Open Source movement, alternate operating systems and alternate application software available for all operating systems. The course, instructed by Wesley Peck, will also cover sources for, and problems with inexpensive hardware. This two-hour class will meet on four Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. beginning May 9.

Class tuition for current Senior University members is $45 for the “Easy Computer Basics” course and $25 for the “Frugal Computer User” course. For non-members there is an additional membership fee of $20. Registration for these classes is now being accepted at CSULB in building HS&D, Room 100. For more information, call 562/985-8237.