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Spring 2014 Computer Classes

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

Monday Classes

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION Computer 101 (PC)
Never used a computer? Or has it been so long since you did that you don’t remember much about it? Then this is the class for you. Using games and simple exercises, you’ll become familiar with the keyboard, the computer mouse, and the computer itself. Learn the basics of email, including how to send and receive it, as well as how to go online to search the Web. And, you’ll get patient and individual help from our instructor and coaches. After you have mastered the class content, you will get a certifi cate of completion. Computer 101 can be repeated.
No prerequisites.
Text: PCs Simplified, Elaine Marmet - ISBN: 978-0-470-00047-6
Instructor: TBD
Dates: April 14 – June 9
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM

Beginning Photoshop Elements I (PC)
Adobe Photoshop Elements is one of the most versatile image enhancement photo programs available today. First you will learn how to use the Adobe Organizer Program. This will get those picture files in a logical retrievable order. We will enhance those pictures with hands-on use of the many quick fix options available. Learning about resolution will help you email or prepare pictures for right size prints.
Prerequisite: Computer 101 class.
Instructor: Harold Drab
Dates: April 14 – June 9
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: April 14 – June 9
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: April 14 – May 5 (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: May 12 - June 9 (4 weeks)
Time: 3:15 - 5:15 PM

Tuesday Classes

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION 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: April 15 - May 6 (4 weeks)
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 PM

NEW - Intermediate Computer (PC)
You’ll learn and practice these basic computer skills: save, print, cut andpaste, drag and drop, how to delete an item, make a file 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: Kathy WInkenwerder
Dates: April 15 – June 9
Time: 8:30 – 10:30 AM

CANCELLED - Beginning Photoshop Elements Part II (PC)
This continuation of the Beginning Photoshop Elements class emphasizes basic editing concepts using the tools in the full editor. You will practice modifying images, using all the selection tools and
some of the fi lters. Lighting and color improvement will be covered. You’ll also get an introduction to layers and styles, plus retouching and restoring old photos.
Prerequisite: Beginning Photoshop Elements I or instructor’s permission.
Instructor: Harold Drab
Dates: April 15 - June 3
Time: 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

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: April 15 - June 3
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: April 15 - June 3

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

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: April 16 - June 4

Time: 10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

It’s Your Mac I . 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, finder windows, menus and shortcuts. We will use the Apple email program, set up your email Contacts, use Safari to browse the Internet, write and save documents, and more. Discover how to personalize your computer and 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: information given on the first class day.
Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
Dates: April 16 - June 4
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

It's Your Mac II
Call for description.
Prerequisite: Basic Mac Skills
Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
Dates: April 16 - June 4
Time: 3:15 – 5:15 PM

Thursday Classes

Excel 2010 (PC)
Microsoft Excel lets you collect, store and manipulate data into useful information. Excel’s ability to communicate with other programs can make this eff ort easier and more effi cient. You will learn several practical applications of Excel to help you manage some elements of your everyday life. Some of the Excel applications that will be demonstrated will be money management, including budgeting and checkbook balancing, home filing systems, vacation planning and menu
planning.
Instructor: Mushroom Montoya
Dates: April 17 - June 5
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Manage and Enhance Your Photos with Picasa (PC)
Get your pictures from your camera to your computer and edit them with Picasa. Learn how to download your pictures to Picasa, and then using Picasa’s tools, enhance your photos by cropping them, adding text or removing red eye in your photos. Once you have edited your photos, you can make a slide show or video from selected pictures, or you can organize a set of photos into a collage. You can mail your pictures, print them, or have them printed commercially. The first session covers the basics of Picasa. Please bring your camera to class in the second session. Text: Handouts
Prerequisites: Intermediate computer or instructor’s permission.
Instructor: Reggie Gates
Dates: April 17 - June 5
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: April 17 - June 5
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 P
M

 

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.