Senior citizens who feel lost in the fast-paced, electronic age can take control and put a stop to computer confusion by enrolling in Rend Lake College’s computer course coming up in Mt. Vernon.
“Computer Basics: Getting Started” is designed for those with little or no computer experience, including those who have never used a computer before. The course covers the basics of the Windows XP operating system. Skills learned will include mouse techniques, moving and resizing windows, proper use of the taskbar, the Start menu and an introduction to the Windows file system (Windows Explorer), menus and icons.
The class will be held from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m, every Thursday, Sept. 26 - Oct. 10, in room 338 of the Rend Lake College MarketPlace, located on Potomac Boulevard in Mt. Vernon. It is provided by the Institute of Lifelong Learning at RLC - an organization of retirement-age people who share a common interest in lifelong learning and cultural enrichment.
For only $31, the three sessions of computer basics will make fundamentals of computer technology easy to understand and simple to practice at home. Two friendly instructors will be on-hand to help participants with every mouseclick along the way.
Once “Getting Started” is a thing of the past, one can enroll in the second Computer Basics course - “Computer Basics: Internet and E-mail.”
Learn the steps to be a skilled Web surfer and send priceless electronic mail to friends and family for as little as $10.33 per session.
The three sessions of “Computer Basics: Internet and E-mail” will be held at 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., every Friday, from Oct. 20 - Nov. 3, in room 338 of the Rend Lake College MarketPlace.