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Basic Computer Skills for Seniors   

Overview

Life in the 21st century can be a challenge for anyone who is not comfortable with computers because technology is involved in almost every aspect of our lives. Gain more familiarity and understanding of computers to feel more confident doing whatever you need to do. In this class, you can learn how to use computers to keep in touch with people, do online shopping, take care of personal business, and even communicate with medical service providers. 

Learn about the hardware of the computer: the monitor, mouse, and keyboard, so you can be set up for success. No need to get tangled in cables and equipment and this class can help you get those things set up and sorted out. 

We will also focus on using different types of software. Explore email, files, photos, internet browsing, bookmarks, online accounts, and how to manage them in a way that is secure and successful for you. Other topics will include fun stuff like using social media, games, and videos, as well as issues around security, updating software, and managing passwords. 

Bring your questions and concerns and get them answered in class.

This class is part of our Broadway Hill Club offerings, designed for older students and offered during the daytime on diverse topics, though students of all ages are welcome.

 

What You Will Need Before Attending The First Class

Please have an email address ready before the class, since we will need it for correspondence.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Day 1: File and software management (with exercises).
  • Day 2: Navigating the Internet. How information travels from one place to another. Email to email, logging in to an online account, etc. Mostly visual.
  • Day 3: Everyday cyber wecurity. The focus is on communication: email, texts, and social media. Definitions and consequences, which are most common, how to spot them, and how to deal with them, with exercises.

Who Might Enjoy This Class?

Recommended: This class meets in a computer lab. We will provide a few laptops and tablets for you to practice with in class. However, we recommend that you bring your own laptop or tablet and cell phone to the class, so you can practice with your own device.

  • Anyone who is new to using computers
  • People who would like to improve their basic computer skills and knowledge
  • No experience is necessary; everyone is welcome!
 

This class is currently not available. 

 

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