TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Senior Lift Certificate Success

Class Re-Design

COVID-19 challenges Senior Lift to be prepared and proficient to perform and deliver effective teaching methods in the midst of a global pandemic environment. This is our mindset for this moment as we operate in the shadow of a global pandemic that is somewhat disoriented and coupled with limitations. We are transitioning to prioritize online instruction through distant learning channels to align ourselves to comply with safety precautions recommended by the CDC.  Offering free technology courses to those who need it. While our distant learning platforms are in a development stage of progress, Senior Lift is also preparing to redesign physical classroom space to incorporate social distance guideline and precautions, when that time is appropriate.

Learning technologies will be presented in a two-fold paradigm: Distant learning and the utilization of our physical classroom utilizing state of the art technology tools and the redesigning of working methods and student space that reflects a social distance learning environment. Yes, these are free technology courses for you if you are underemployed, unemployed and/or a Senior Citizen!

Technology training will utilize PC’s, laptops, smartphones and tablets. Some courses are designed for mobile devices only.

Currently all courses will be virtual. In-person instruction will resume once we can do so safely

Registration Requirements

All registration/assessment forms will be submitted electronically and evaluated by Senior Lift’s Core team. Participants must include courses of interest. All registration requirements will be submitted electronically.  Once Senior Lift electronically receives your registration requirements, participants will be notified by email/phone (if no email) for acceptance, and will be given further details for class day/time, and whether e-learning course or physical classroom attendance.  Each participant is strongly advised to setup an email address so that Senior Lift can communicate with them electronically. If any interested participant does not have an email address, they are welcome to contact Senior Lift at 610-639-6737 and our team will assist you in setting up your personal email account. When classes begin Fall of 2020, attendance in classes will be FREE of CHARGE.

Participants are required to complete registration/assessment online. Our website address is www.theseniorlift.org.

 

Milestone Celebration and Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants upon completing 8 courses or completing 20 hours of instruction

Directions

Select the courses of your interest. Please click on the Catalog ID or Course Title to select a course. Once selected, the course will be highlighted blue. When all desired courses have been selected, please click on the link that says “Register for selected courses”. In order to view additional courses, click on Show all courses button

 

Please Note:

 

Technology Classes will Start at Technology Lab, Neumann University,  Rocco Abessinio Bldg, Rm. 334, Aston PA 19014

 

Course Catalog

Catalog IDTitleDescriptionDateTime
SPB1Smartphone Core Basics 1

What are SMARTPHONES? & FLIP-PHONES, internet providers, ANDROID and APPLE OPERATING SYSTEMS, APPS, NETWORKS, CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES. Explore your HOME SCREEN/Dock, (Default APPs, Phone Provider/Plan, Free Phone, Memory, 3G, 4G, 5G, SD Card/Phone storage and cloud technologies, Phone security options & back-up options

Nov 15

4 pm - 6 pm

SBP2Smartphone Core Basics 2

Continuation of SPB2, learn to use Voice Command (Siri/Alexa,) Explore Main Phone Functions & Apps Setting Up Contacts/E-mail, Upload & Download Text Messaging, Camera, GPS, APP Store Explore phone Settings + Securing Your Phone & much more

Dec 1

4 pm - 6 pm

SBP3Smartphone Core Basics 3

Continuation of SPB2 – practicing and identifying advanced applications available on smartphone and tablet mobile devices

OPT1Intro to APPS for Ordering and Performing Task

Participants will discover overlap between Win 10 and Comp. Basics I. Turn computer on/off/restart. Review operating system, mouse, keyboard, hardware, software, purchasing computer, recycle, wireless tools, ergonomic, create word processing doc, -create, save, edit. Review all programs, recycle, my computer, control panel, printer, explore internet and google, set up email.

C1B1Computer Basics 1

Turn computer ON/OFF. Explore Win 10 icons & functions. Review basics: mouse, keyboard, hardware, software, purchasing computer, recycle, wireless tools, (ergonomic,) create word processing doc, save, edit., control panel, printer, explore internet and search engines, google, set up email

Nov 17

4 pm - 6 pm

C1B2Computer Basics 2

Continuation of CIB1, create, edit, print, basic formatting. learn to set-up shading, borders, changing format/type styles, paragraph marks/symbols, ribbon and tool bars, spacing, show, insert images/tables, wrap text-orientation/page size, page/selection breaks, multiple windows, saving and back-up info.

Nov 29

4 pm - 6 pm

TTS1Intro Tech Term/Symbols 1

To equip participants to learn the technology language and symbols. Participants expand their knowledge by defining and recognizing the appropriate use of technological terms and symbols. Participants learn how to apply terminology to solve a technical problem.

Nov 22

4 pm - 6 pm

IZP1Intro to ZOOM Platform 1

45-minute overview to introduce students to the ground rules, zoom tools and interface options located in the lower/upper section of zoom screen. (mute/unmute, access to chat &, screen writing, non-verbal cues, screen share, controlling audio/video and much more).

5GT1Intro to 5G Technology

Participants will be introduced to the powerful virtual capabilities of 5G which is a 5th generation of mobile networks. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together, machines, objects and people. 5G is the life changing network for all systems.

EMB1Email Basics

Email addresses are required for almost everything; Participants will learn how to set-up account, learn email tools. Set up user id and passwords, record and secure them.

INB1Internet Basics 1 PC’s and Laptops

Participants Learn Internet Search Options through using search engines, web browsers and internet providers. They learn internet tools; web browsers, URL address bar, HTTPS - Pad lock, Web Browsers, Cookies, Internet Providers, Search engines, google features, FTP – evaluate on-line info, basic research and navigate quick searching through email.

Dec 22

4 pm - 6 pm

INB2Internet Basics 2 Smartphones and Tablets

Participants expand their Internet Knowledge to learn how to Navigate using mobile devices web browsers (Safari and Google) Participants lean additional application through using internet.

IW10Intro to Windows 10

Participants learn Microsoft operating system Win 10, designed for mobile devices and PC’s. Participants learn functions of Win 10. start screen, rectangular icons called tiles, Microsoft- edge, start screen: file explorer, settings, power, select and switch among apps, desktop/task view, learn Cortana, the voice controlled digital system.

Dec 8

4 pm - 6 pm

VTC1Video Telecommunication and Conferencing Basics 1

Participants explore the basic applications of Skype, Zoom and other video conferencing platforms. It is great way to stay connected to family, friends, places of worship. This includes screen sharing, file sharing, and call recordings and video chat using the Internet. Skype also provides instant messaging services.

SMB1Social Media Basics I

Participants learn how to interact on various social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram plus more! Great tool for connecting and posting events. How to upload information, post, set-up account, use instant messenger and other social media tools.

IPP1Intro to Power Point 1

Participants will learn to create presentations in Power Point 2019. Review functions: Exploring ribbon, Normal View, save documents, importing a File, The Status Bar, selecting a Slide Layout: Adding Text from a Text File or Word Outline, Editing Text, Formatting Text, Create Bullets and Numbered Lists, Adding Slides to Presentations Arranging Slides and more.

IOL1Intro to Outlook 1

Course covers MS 2016, 2013 & 2010 users. Participants learn to navigate emails, contacts, calendars, tasks and notes. Course provides participants with basic skills needed to start using Outlook to manage emails, calendar alerts, and using Address Book. Participants learn tools that format, use spell check, attach files and insert illustrations to messages. Participants learn to customize response options, use flags, categories, and folders to organize messages, schedule meetings and more.

ION1Intro to One Note 1

Participants learn the advantages and how use MS OneNote Program. It is a note-taking application that provides a hub to organize all your notes into separate notebooks utilizing the cloud networks.

MSW1Intro to Microsoft Word 1 Basics

Identify main parts of Microsoft Word Window and commands on menu button. Ribbon/taskbar, Copy, cut, paste text & work with pictures., edit, format text, learn language tools, open, save & print MS word files.

Dec 20

4 pm - 6 pm

MSW2Intro to Microsoft Word 2 (Intermediate)

Learn advanced formatting, shading and borders, line & paragraph spacing, changing styles, paragraph marks & symbols. Edit PDF’s in Word, shoe, hide formatting symbols, insert a table, insert images, wrapping text and add images to around borders. Files & formatting. This course requires paring in work groups of 2-3 persons.

MSE1Intro to Microsoft Excel 1

Participants will learn the basic components of Excel which is a spreadsheet program. Participants learn formulas, basic format, the description of a cell, worksheet, workbook.

ICD1Intro to Coding

Participants learn basics of coding, HTML, Java, CSS and more programs. Teaching coding fundamentals help participants understand how they can benefit from learning to code. Participants will develop skills and experience to solve business application problems, improve their critical thinking and creativity that may progress to becoming a website designer or software developer to advance their career technology opportunities.

MPV1Intro to Managing Photos and Videos on Smartphones/Tablets

Learn how Mobile devices can utilize photo backups and sharing applications like Google Photos, Dropbox, Photos on iOS, Facebook, Flickr or Microsoft’s One Drive. Learn to transfer, delete, move to folders, edit, add tags. Understand storage capacity and what applications are on your phone.

IMA1Intro to MAC/Apple PC's and Laptops

Learn how to navigate in a MAC/Apple OS operating system. Learn the difference between Windows and OS operating systems. Learn keyboard shortcuts, Auto Unlock, the touch bar, Emoji keyboard, Menu bars, Desktop background images, Screensaver options and Using Mac Commands. Mac PC’s and laptops tend to be the best platform for design and creativity due to the strength of the applications. Learn Mac emoji keyboards and Mac’s simple process to rename a bunch of files with a few clicks.

OPT1Intro to APPS for Ordering and Performing Task

Participants will discover overlap between Win 10 and Comp. Basics I. Turn computer on/off/restart. Review operating system, mouse, keyboard, hardware, software, purchasing computer, recycle, wireless tools, ergonomic, create word processing doc, -create, save, edit. Review all programs, recycle, my computer, control panel, printer, explore internet and google, set up email.

Dec 6

4 pm - 6 pm