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OLLI Computer Classes SPRING 2016

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The Lab features Mac computers that also run Windows 7 OS.

Monday

Get to Know Your iPhone (iOS)
Have an iPhone and aren’t sure how to get the most out of it? This newly expanded class for beginners will cover the apps that come with your iPhone, as well as how to get new ones; how to look at and send email; how to enter text; how to take pictures and videos, how to organize and share them; personalize your iPhone using Settings; surf the Web; listen to music; and manage your calendar and contacts.
Prerequisites: have an iPhone 4s or higher. Bring your activated and charged phone to each class.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
Dates: April 11 – June 6
Time: 8:30 – 10:00

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: Beg. Windows PC
Instructor: Craig Lowe
Dates: April 11 – June 6
10:15 AM – 11:45 PM

Word for the Mac (Mac)
Microsoft Word does much more than just word processing. Use this popular software to create all kinds of professional-looking documents— letters, fliers, newsletters, reports and more. Learn how to set up, edit and save your documents, make bulleted and numbered lists, insert photos and clip art, make indexes and tables, and use templates and the handy toolbars. Explore Word using the new El Capitan operating system now on the lab computers.
Prerequisite: previous Mac experience
Instructor: Gail Meredith
Dates: April 11 – June 6
Time: 12:30 – 1:30

Introduction to Windows (PC)
Whether you’re new to Windows 7 or just need a refresher, learn skills to help you keep in touch with family and friends, find important information, and more. Beginning skills include how to use a mouse, use a keyboard, how to play simple games, and in general how your computer works. Students can then move on to the intermediate skills of using email, searching the Web, making folders and creating simple documents. Pick the skill you need and you’ll have the instructor and experienced coaches ready to help.
Instructor: Richard Sherwood
Dates: April 11 – June 6
Time: 1:45 – 3:15

Samsung Smartphone Basics (Android)
Bring your phone and explore how a Samsung smartphone works. Learn what you can do with yours, what comes with your phone, what apps are and how to download them. Get comfortable with the touch screen and practice using it. See what you can do with your Samsung smartphone besides making and answering phone calls or texts. You’ll learn how to check mail, use the camera, browse the Web, play games, listen to music, and get directions from a map.
Instructor: Richard Sherwood
Dates: April 11 – June 6
Time: 3:30 – 5:00

Tuesday

Get to Know Your iPhone (iOS)
Have an iPhone and aren’t sure how to get the most out of it? This class for beginners will cover the apps that come with your iPhone, as well as how to get new ones; how to look at and send email; how to enter text; how to take pictures and videos, how to organize and share them; personalize your iPhone using Settings; surf the Web; listen to music; and manage your calendar and contacts.
Prerequisites: have an iPhone 4s or higher. Bring your activated and charged phone to each class.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
Dates: April 12 – May 31
Time: 8:30 – 10:00

Beginning Photoshop Elements II (PC)
A continuation of the Beg. Photoshop Elements class emphasizes basic editing concepts using the tools in the full editor. Practice modifying images, using all the selection tools and some of the filters. 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 12 – May 31
Time: 10:15 – 11:45

Computer Drawing (Mac and PC)
Take art to a different dimension by learning to use a stylus to draw on a tablet connected to a computer. Practice with pictures provided by the instructor, and then draw your own using Corel software. Work with brushes, effects, patterns, and colors; learn to scan and print your artwork. Share them with family and friends by email, or insert into cards, pictures, and calendars.
The class is limited to six students.
Instructor: Patricia Woods
Dates: April 12 – May 31
Time: 1:45 – 3:15

Introduction to Windows 10 (4-Week class)
Learn how to navigate and control Microsoft’s new operating system. Learn how to personalize the new Start Menu. Explore the world of Live Tiles and Apps. Learn to use the Microsoft Store to get Apps. See how to run older programs and learn about free programs that can bring back some of the functions of previous versions of Windows. Students may bring their own laptops.
Instructor: Wesley Peck
Dates: May 10 – 31
Time: 3:30 – 5:00

Wednesday

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest (5-week class)
Want to know how to post comments on Facebook, tweets on Twitter, upload photos on Instagram, pin images on Pinterest, and also open accounts and find family and friends on each one? Learn about today’s prominent social media platforms to become a consumer of social media. Topics include privacy concerns and the history and future of the social media phenomenon.
Instructor: Emily Sopo
Dates: April 13 – May 11
Time: 8:30 – 10:00

Exploring the iPad (iOS)
Get acquainted with iPad features and apps, and see how to play music, browse the Web, read and send email, watch videos and movies, keep a calendar and address book, take and store pictures, listen to audiobooks and podcasts, use the iPad as an e-reader, video chat, talk to Siri, and more. See how to find, buy and download the right apps for you. Bring your iPad to class
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
Dates: April 13 – June 1
Time: 10:15 – 11:45

Apps Only - All Smart Devices!
For those who know already know how to use SmartDevices. The first class will be a review of the apps that come on your device. The most popular apps will be covered first and students will decide what apps are taught in the remainder of the classes.
Prerequisite: Bring your phone or pad
to class every week.

Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
Dates: April 13 – June 1
Time: 12:00 – 1:30

It’s Your Mac. Do What You Want to Do (Mac)
Are you a beginning Mac user? Learn how to manage the dock, finder windows, menus and shortcuts. Use the Apple email program, set up Contacts, use Safari to browse the Web, write and save documents, and more. Discover how to personalize your computer for the way you want to use it. There will be plenty of opportunities to get questions answered. Prerequisites: You own a Mac; you’d like to own a Mac.
Text: The Little Mac Book, Lion Edition by Robin Williams

Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
Dates: April 13 – June 1
Time: 1:45 – 3:15

It’s Your Mac. (Mac) Do What You Want to Do - Part II
Are you a graduate of It’s Your Mac? Ready to go into more depth? We will work with the applications that came with your Mac, learn how to become more organized, back up your work, troubleshoot, download and install software and more. You will see how to customize your Mac, use the dashboard and widgets, and improve your Internet surfing. Bring your questions to class to get help.
Prerequisites: Previous Mac class or experience using a Mac.
Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
Dates: April 13 – June 1
Time: 3:30 – 5:00

 

Thursday


Basic Photographic Composition (4-week class)
Whether you’re using smartphone, tablet or camera, students will be able to improve their photographic technique while viewing many sample images. Starting with composition basics, students will learn how to create more pleasing and compelling images by using the elements of color, shape, angles and contrast. Students also will learn how to transfer their photos to a computer. Handouts provided by the instructor.
Instructor: Larry Hicks
Dates: April 14 – May 5
Time: 8:30 - 10:00

Buy and Sell Online (PC and Mac) (4-week class)
See what Amazon, eBay and Craigslist have in common, how to stay safe when you’re online, and how to set up accounts. When you’re thinking of buying items on Amazon, learn how to compare prices and quality with the same item on other sites. You’ll also learn the best techniques of to buying or selling something on Craigslist.
Instructor: Craig Lowe
Dates: April 14 – May 5
Time: 10:15 – 11:45

The Best of Google (PC and Mac)
See how to make the most of being online by using these free features and services from Google. Investigate Google’s Chrome browser and its useful extensions; ways to use Google maps and Google Earth more effectively, and learn some little-known Gmail tips and techniques. The class also will explore the Google Art Project and Google Play.
Instructor: Reggie Gates
Dates: April 14 – June 2
Time: 12:00 – 1:30

Manage and Enhance Your Photos with Picasa (PC and Mac)
Get pictures from your camera to your computer and edit them with Picasa. Learn how to crop them, add text or remove red eye in your photos. Make a slide show or video from selected pictures, or organize photos into a collage. There also will be an introduction to the new Google Photos, an app that stores photos from your smartphone and tablet. Please bring your camera to the second session.
Prerequisites: Intermediate computer or instructor’s permission.
Instructor: Reggie Gates
Dates: April 14 – June 2
Time: 1:45 – 3:15

Introduction to Windows 10 (PC) (4-Week class)
See Tuesday class description
Instructor: Wesley Peck
Dates: April 14 – May 5
Time: 3:30 – 5:00

Windows Skills Review (PC) (4-week class)
Get individualized support to reinforce the skills you learn in our Windows classes. Students will get one-on-one help with how to use email, find things on the Web, make folders, copy and paste, use a simple word processing program, and where to store the documents you create. Prerequisite: Current or past enrollment in computer lab Windows classes.
Instructor: Toni Evans
Dates: May 12 – June 2
Time: 3:30 – 5:00

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.