Due to the overwhelming response received to the “Computer Basics: Getting Started” class for people 50 and over, the Rend Lake College Community Education Department is offering it again in Mt. Vernon.
Offered through RLC’s Institute for Learning in Retirement, this class is aimed at people 50 and over who have little or no computer experience and covers the basics of the Windows XP operating system. Participants will learn mouse techniques, moving and resizing windows, proper use of the taskbar and the Start menu and will receive an introduction to the Windows file system, menus and icons.
Participants are not required to have a home computer. Enrollment is limited, so register early. The classes will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on three Wednesdays, May 17 through May 21, in Room 338 at the Rend Lake College MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. The class costs $25.
The Institute for Learning in Retirement is an organization of retirement-age people who share a common interest in lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. No grades are given and there is no membership fee. Classes and trips are scheduled based on opinions voiced by senior adults in the community.