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OLLI Computer Classes WINTER 2016

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

Monday

Getting 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 4 or higher. Bring your activated and charged phone to each class.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
January 11 – March 7
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: Beg. Windows PC
Instructor: Craig Lowe
January 11 – March 7
10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Using Microsoft Excel 2013 (PC)
Excel is a powerful personal tool that can be used to keep track of your finances, follow your progress on projects, make inventories, develop calendars, and much more. Learn how to create a spreadsheet on your own or use one of Excel’s many templates, enter and edit numbers and text, format a spreadsheet, insert photos, make calculations, create colorful charts and graphs, print your spreadsheet, use simple formula functions, as well as basic conditional formatting techniques.
Prerequisite: Be familiar with the Windows operating system.
Instructor: Gail Meredith
January 11 – March 7
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Beginning Windows (PC)
Learn to use your PC to help you keep
in touch with friends and family, quickly find important information, play all kinds of games and much more. In this first part of the Windows class, you’ll practice using a computer mouse, get to know the keyboard and, in general, understand how your computer works. You’ll also learn the basics of email and how to search for things on the Web. You’ll have the instructor and experienced coaches ready to help you as you learn.
No Prerequisites.
Instructor: Richard Sherwood
January 11 – March 7
3:15 — 5:00 PM

Tuesday

Getting 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, as well as organize and share them; how to personalize your iPhone using Settings; how to surf the Web; how to listen to music; and how to manage your calendar and contacts.
Prerequisites: Have an iPhone 4 or higher. Bring your activated and charged phone to each class.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
January 12 – March 1
8:30 – 10:30 AM

Intermediate Photoshop Elements – I (PC)
Take your skills to the next level and turn those snapshots into photographs. You’ll learn how to take
off ten pounds the easy way or remove those bloodshot eyes.
Topics will include tips, shortcuts, layers and masks, followed by people and portraits. Then you will move onto working with color and some very special effects. Create pictures you can take real pride in sharing with others.
Prerequisite: Beginning Photoshop Elements parts one and two or instructor’s permission.
Instructor: Harold Drab
January 12 – March 1
10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Computer Drawing (Mac and PC)
Take your art to a different dimension by learning to use a stylus to draw on a tablet connected to a computer and ending up with a digital image on that computer. You will begin by practicing with pictures provided by the instructor. Later you will draw your own pictures, using Corel software. Working with different brushes, effects, patterns, and colors, you will learn to scan and print your artwork, which you can share with family and friends by email, or insert into cards, pictures, and calendars.
The class is limited to six students.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
Instructor: Patricia Woods
January 12 – March 1
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Samsung Phones (Android)
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.
Prerequisite: have a Samsung smartphone.
Instructor: Richard Sherwood
January 12 – March 1
3:15—5:15 PM

Wednesday

Exploring the iPad (iOS)
Learn how to get the most from your iPad. 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 even more. See how to find, buy and download the right apps for you, no matter what your interests are. Bring your iPad with you to each class.
Prerequisite: You have an iPad.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
January 13 – March 2
8:30 – 10:30 AM

iPad Apps Only (iOS)
For those who know already know how to use your iPad and all its features. The first 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
January 13 – March 2
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, finder windows, menus and shortcuts. We will 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. Change your desktop, screen saver and views to reflect your interests and needs. There will be plenty of opportunities to get your 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
January 13 – March 2
1:00 – 3:00 PM

I Took Pictures, Now What? (Mac)
Learn how to move the photos in your camera to the Photos application on your computer, where you can edit and organize your photos, as well as create albums, slideshows, books, calendars, and cards. We will use online services like Costco or Snapfish to print photos, create photo books or gifts. We will scan pictures, so you can add them to documents, such as family newsletters, and to email, cards, labels and T-shirts. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you’ll learn how to synch your photos to your Mac or share them on Facebook.
Prerequisite: previous Mac experience
Text: Photos for OSX and iOS, by Jeff Carlson

Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
January 13 – March 2
3:15 – 5:15 PM

 

Thursday


Intermediate Windows Review (PC) (4-Week class)
Get individualized support to reinforce the skills learned in your intermediate PC class. Students will get one-on-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 processor and where to store documents.
Prerequisite: Current or past enrollment in Intermediate Windows
Instructor: Toni Evans
Feb 11 – March 3 (4 weeks)
8:30 – 10:30 AM

Intermediate Windows (PC)
In this second part of the Windows PC class, you’ll learn and practice basic computer skills: save, print, cut and paste, drag and drop, how to delete an item, make a file 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. Learn to find Web sites and Internet safety tips. You’ll try a word processing program to easily create your own documents.
Prerequisite: Beginning Windows PC or have the skills taught in that class.
Instructor: Reggie Gates
January 14 – March 3
10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Manage and Enhance Your Photos with Picasa (PC and Mac)
Transfer 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 editing tools, crop them, add text or remove red eye in your photos. Once you have edited your photos, make a slide show or video from selected pictures, or organize a set of photos into a collage. The first session covers the basics of Picasa. There also will be an introduction to the new Google Photos, an application that stores photos from your smartphone and tablet. Please bring your camera to class in the second session.
Prerequisites: Intermediate computer or instructor’s permission.

Instructor: Reggie Gates
January 14 – March 3
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Introduction to Windows 10 (4-Week class)
Learn how to navigate Microsoft’s new operating system. Determine if your computer can use Windows 10 and how to upgrade to it. Learn how to personalize the new Start Menu. Discover where your old familiar programs are hiding. Explore the new world of Live Tiles and Apps. Learn to utilize the Microsoft Store to get new free or paid for 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. Because the lab has only 1 computer running Windows 10, students are encouraged to bring their own laptops.
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills
Instructor: Wesley Peck
January 14 – Feb 4
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.