People 50 and over who have little computer experience can get on track with “Computer Basics: Getting Started,” a class being offered this month in Mt. Vernon through the Rend Lake College Institute for Learning in Retirement.
Designed for those with little or no computer experience, this class 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 9 a.m. to noon on three Fridays, April 28 through May 12, 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.