Huntington Spring 2017 Semester

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Calendar for Huntington Learning Center Courses

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Introductory Course

Introduction to Computers: At the start, we expect that you know little, if anything, about computers. By semester end, you will be able to start the computer; use the computer to create documents and email; “surf” the Internet to bank, buy, or research; run programs; organize data; and, at day’s end, properly shut down the computer. Read more . . .

Applications

iTunes: iTunes is free software from Apple that runs on your Windows or Macintosh computer. iTunes allows access to free content such as Podcasts (from automotive to news, fitness to pop culture, there’s a podcast for everyone), iTunesU (free University lectures), various Music and Radio offerings, plus TV shows. You’ll also learn how this content can be accessed from your iPad or iPhone, and how to manage content for your iPhone, iPad and iPod through iTunes. Read more . . .

The Computer

Windows : This course presents the various functions of Windows using Windows 10, Microsoft’s newest Operating System. You will learn the regular procedures that work with any version of Windows such as The Desktop, the Task Bar, the Start Screen, the Control Panel, file management, installing and removing programs (Apps), and searching. Using security and protection programs will be covered. While Windows 10 is the Operating System used, the concepts and instructions are appropriate for earlier versions of Windows. Read more . . .

File Management: Managing files is one of the most important tasks for personal computer users. Simply stated, if you can’t locate a file you can’t use it. You’ll learn how to create a filing system, how to create folders and how to navigate through the filing system that you designed. While Windows 10 is the Operating System used, the concepts and instructions are appropriate for earlier versions of Windows. Read more . . .

The Internet

Genealogy: Look through a window into the past. Learn things about your ancestors that you never knew and perhaps find relatives that you never knew existed. We will show you some helpful searching techniques, show you where to look and show you how you can access the world’s largest genealogical database for free. There is no requirement for any previous genealogical experience. Read more . . .

Skype: Skype is a FREE software program that allows you to make low-cost (and, in many cases, free) telephone calls and video chats anywhere in the world. Learn how you can join the hundreds of millions of people who save money using Skype. Read more . . .

Master the Cloud: If your hard drive is filling up, you aren’t backing up all those great photos of your grandchildren, if you want to share files and photos with your friends and relatives, you need to learn about the cloud. You can do all these things and more for free. When you leave you will have a free Google Drive account with 15 GB of storage and have your smart phone photos backed up automatically. Read more . . .

Mobile Devices

Introduction to the iPad: You’ll learn about basic iPad settings and how to use your iPad for reading, writing and organizing e-mail, messaging, accessing the internet via its web browser, acquiring and reading e-books, and how to find and install third-party applications (including the camera and photo apps) to increase the capabilities and ease of use of your iPad. In short this course will teach you everything you need to know to be able to use this incredible device. (Bring your iPad to class.) Read more . . .

Introduction to the iPhone: You’ll learn about iPhone settings and navigation; how to use the iPhone’s native apps, how to use the iPhone camera, how to send text messages, how to download and play music, how to use iCloud and even how to make phone calls! (Bring your iPhone to class.) Read more . . .

iPhone and iPad: What’s Next?: You’ve learned the basics, now it’s time to have some fun! You’ll learn more of the native apps that make using the device fun and easy including Siri, the virtual assistant; about various apps for games and entertainment; all about iCloud, backup and sharing between devices; and Music, including streaming and radio apps.

In this course we will teach you everything you need to know to be able to take basic knowledge to bring your iPhone and/or iPad to the next level. It is highly recommended that you take the Intro to iPhone or Intro to iPad courses as a pre-requisite.(Bring your iPhone or iPad to class.) Read more . . .

Android Smartphone and Tablet: The only real difference between an Android phone and an Android tablet is that a phone can place and receive phone calls via the carrier’s network, and a tablet generally cannot.

In this course you’ll learn about settings, camera, email, web browsing, calendar, music and apps on your Android device. You’ll also learn how to customize it, send texts, and more. All these functions will help you make the most of your phone or tablet. (Bring your Android Smartphone and/or Tablet to class.) Read more . . .

Social Media

Facebook Basics: Since its founding in 2004, Facebook has become one of the most popular sites on the web, with over 1.5 billion registered users. What may surprise you is that the fastest growing segment of users is people aged 55+. In this course you will create a Facebook account if you don’t already have one. You must already have an email account and be able to sign into your email account in class. Facebook Privacy and Account Settings are reviewed in detail as well as menu navigation, Timeline and News Feed features. Read more . . .

Facebook Functions and Features: This class is for those students who already have a Facebook account and want to become more comfortable with Facebook functions and features. Topics include filtering your News Feed, creating friends lists, messaging, chatting, uploading photos and video, creating and editing photo albums, using business pages, using help, deactivation/deletion of your Facebook account, privacy and account settings review, Timeline features, creating group pages, and video calling. Additional topics will be covered by request. Come to class to share and resolve your Facebook issues and questions.
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Course fees are for the Huntington Learning Center. Prices vary by location. Please contact seniornet@fsl-li.org