SeniorNet kicked off its slate of fall computer courses recently at The Greenwich Senior Center. The hands-on courses are designed for all levels -- those who have never been near a computer, beginners who need to improve their skills, and more advanced students who need to hone their skills further. Each student works at his or her own computer with a 20" monitor and the instructor leads them from a computer that projects from his monitor to a large screen at the front of the class.
The 90-minute classes are scheduled twice a week from 9 to 10:30 a.m., 1 to 3:30 p.m., and 4 to 5:30 p.m. The instructors are all volunteers with years of computer training experience. There is a high degree of communication between teachers and students. Many classes also include coaches who give individual instruction to those who go astray. Parking permits are available for daytime classes at designated spaces on adjacent streets.
Courses are offered for owners of Windows XP, Windows 7, and Apple computers. Courses include a first-time, three session beginners' course on using the mouse and basic Internet; a comprehensive eight-session introduction course; basic courses for new users of Windows 7 and Apple Macs; an email and Internet course; a Quicken course; a course on MS Excel; photography courses on taking great pictures and basic editing, using Picasa and Adobe Photoshop, and creative editing with Adobe Photoshop.
To sign up, call Sig Ahl at 203-862-6734 or email: SeniornetGrnwich@aol.com. For a course description and schedule visit http://GreenwichSeniornet.Community.OfficeLive.com.