Monday, July 15, 2013

Registration Now Open for August Computer Classes

E-Books
Registration for the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) August 2013 computer classes is now open to the public with added new and improved choices. In addition to offering regular applications such as those from the Apache OpenOffice.org, RLCC is also extending its training line-up to include Prezi and E-Books.

The major change in the usual classes offered is the merging of the Basic PC and Keyboarding classes. In the past, these popular basic classes were offered individually, once per month, often filling up within the first week. Combining them and providing two days will give more patrons the opportunity to attend this training course.

Because many educational institutions and companies have discovered Prezi, RLCC is providing a tutorial workshop for this online alternative to slide presentations. Rather than a linear approach to presenting, Prezi deals with one canvas and uses "zoom" features for animation. It’s cloud-based, so your presentations are stored online but can be downloaded is needed. This class is an intermediate to advanced class, and previous PC, Internet, and keyboarding experience are recommended. This is NOT recommended for beginners with no previous or minimal computer experience.

An E-Book is basically a digital version of a book. In this workshop, you will learn how to download E-Books from the JCLC digital library. Many readers find them more convenient and portable. If you have a tablet or an E-Reader, you are welcome to bring your personal device. This class is considered an intermediate class, and previous tablet experience is recommended.

The word processing, presentation, and spreadsheets classes this month will be from the Apache OpenOffice.org suite.

To register, please call (205) 226-3681 or register online. Class time is 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. No one will be admitted into the class after 15 minutes past the time class is scheduled to start, and cell phone use is prohibited during class.

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