Get the Most From Your Computer (2 hours)
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 9:30 am
This seminar is for intermediate students who already know about emailing and the internet. Each monthly seminar will address another variety of topics.
$10 each time
Each monthly seminar features one or more subjects, designed to make your computing experience more enjoyable and productive. The topics will vary, based on input from students to the instructors. If there is a topic about which you would like to learn more, contact an instructor or fill in the "suggestions" section of this form: Survey.
November 2010: After a short continuation of October's Cyber Security topic, you will learn about Downloading Files . After taking this seminar, you will be able to confidently and safely download files from the internet. You will learn the following:
How to download files - and how to find them after you have downloaded them.
How to be sure the files are safe and contain no viruses.
How to download pictures, graphics, text files, documents, Zip (compressed) files, Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) files, and Web pages
How to download and install an application program, run the application, and delete it from the computer (if that is what you want to do.)
October 2010: Cyber Security. It seems that everything relies on computers and the internet now - communication (email, cellphones), entertainment (digital cable, mp3s), transportation (car engine systems, airplane navigation), shopping (online stores, credit cards), medicine (equipment, medical records), and the list goes on. How much of your daily life relies on computers? How much of your personal information is stored either on your own computer or on someone else's system? Cyber security involves protecting that information by preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks.
In the September 2010 debut of this class, we reviewed the features of all E-mail programs, concentrating on Windows Live Mail and Yahoo mail; discussed and learned how to use groups for mailing, Bcc for security and signatures; and demonstrated how to send photos (files) the considerate way (downsize them) and receive them.
Chuck Welty and Steve Davol