Ridgefield Continuing Education Computer and Technology Training
Internet, Outlook, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Google Docs, Cyber Security
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Class Location:
Computer classes and tutorials will be taught by the instructor live online using Zoom.


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eBay ~ Day and Evening


How to Sell Items on eBay

You have used or collectible items that you'd like to try selling through eBay but aren't sure how to get started. This class can help. You'll learn how to set up accounts with eBay and PayPal and how to price and prepare the right items for sale. You'll also discover how to list your items to increase your chances of a sale, how to work with buyers, how to ship your items, and how to deal with any problems that arise. Technology journalist and eBay seller Lance Whitney will show you the tricks and techniques for successful selling on eBay. Instructor Lance Whitney is a technology journalist and the author of the book book “Teach Yourself Visually LinkedIn.” He’s also written a book on Windows 8. He currently writes for TechRepublic, ZDNet, PCMag, and other technology sites. Previously, he was a system administrator with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He's taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Wed., 10/14 from 1 to 3 p.m.; live, interactive instruction via Zoom

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Fri., 11/20 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; live, interactive instruction via Zoom

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Fri., 1/22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; live, interactive instruction via Zoom


Buying and Selling On eBay

Prerequisite: Basic computer and Internet skills. Class 1 will cover all the basic information about eBay: setting up an account, understanding all the terms used, reviewing eBay fees, and purchasing items. Class 2 will focus on selling: evaluating your own items, determining the starting price, and shipping. Instructor Eileen Burton will bring in her own item to demonstrate the actual process of selling by putting it up for sale on eBay. She has taught numerous classes about eBay using experience gained from selling items there from her collectibles business. She also shares her years of extensive experience by teaching courses in iPhone, iPad, genealogy and related subjects.

4 hours $ 79 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Thur., 10/22 & 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; live, interactive instruction via Zoom

4 hours $ 79 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Thur., 12/3 & 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; live, interactive instruction via Zoom


Cyber Security


CyberSecurity: How to Protect Yourself on the Internet
Yes, the Internet can be a perilous place. As we shop, bank, search, and share online, our personal and financial information are at greater risk of being exposed. But you can take specific precautions to protect yourself. Learn how to better safeguard your identity, your personal information, your computer, and your mobile devices when going online. Instructor Lance Whitney is a technology journalist and the author of the book book “Teach Yourself Visually LinkedIn.” He’s also written a book on Windows 8. He currently writes for TechRepublic, ZDNet, PCMag, and other technology sites. Previously, he was a system administrator with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He's taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Wed., 10/7 from 1 to 3 p.m.; taught online using Zoom

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Thur., 12/10 from 1 to 3 p.m.; taught online using Zoom


Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn


Introduction to LinkedIn

This class will show you the steps needed to create a LinkedIn profile to promote your professional achievements. Whether you already have a profile that you started but never completed or you need help creating one, this course will offer the knowledge you need to succeed with LinkedIn. Beyond creating your profile, you’ll learn how to build your network by connecting with other professionals. We’ll also cover the steps for posting updates, following other people, asking for recommendations, and joining specialized groups. Instructor Lance Whitney is a technology journalist and the author of the book “Teach Yourself Visually LinkedIn.” He's also written books on Windows 8. Previous, he was a system administrator and trainer with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He's taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Fri., 10/16 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; live, interactive instruction via Zoom

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Wed., 11/18 from 1 to 3 p.m.; live, interactive instruction via Zoom

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Fri., 12/11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; live, interactive instruction via Zoom


Using Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter . .
Prerequisite: Basic computer and Internet skills. Sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter let you connect to and network with other people, both personally and professionally. Learn what these sites offer, how to set up your accounts and profiles, how to promote yourself, and how to join groups and contribute to virtual communities. Instructor Lance Whitney is a technology journalist and the author of the book book “Teach Yourself Visually LinkedIn.” He’s also written a book on Windows 8. He currently writes for TechRepublic, ZDNet, PCMag, and other technology sites. Previously, he was a system administrator with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He's taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Fri., 10/2 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; live, interactive instruction via Zoom

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Thur., 11/12 from 1 to 3 p.m.; live, interactive instruction via Zoom


Windows 10


Windows 10 Basics & Your Laptop or PC

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Have your laptop or desktop PC handy and ease your transition to Windows 10. Learn how to customize your Start menu and desktop, how to use the Windows 10 Edge browser, how to personalize Windows 10 though its array of settings, how to speak to Windows 10 using the Cortana voice assistant, and how to shop for apps at the Windows Store. Instructor Lance Whitney is a technology journalist and the author of the book book “Teach Yourself Visually LinkedIn.” He’s also written a book on Windows 8. He currently writes for TechRepublic, ZDNet, PCMag, and other technology sites. Previously, he was a system administrator with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He's taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Wed., 9/30 from 1 to 3 p.m.; taught online using Zoom

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Fri., 11/6 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; taught online using Zoom

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Fri., 1/29 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; taught online using Zoom


Google Docs


Google Docs
Prerequisite: Basic Internet and Windows skills. Google docs provides a free, “cloud”-based platform for creating and sharing word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations compatible with Microsoft Office. We’ll cover the basics of editing your files and sharing them with other people. Have your Google account and password handy so you can sign into Google Docs for the class. Instructor Lance Whitney is a technology journalist and the author of the book book “Teach Yourself Visually LinkedIn.” He’s also written a book on Windows 8. He currently writes for TechRepublic, ZDNet, PCMag, and other technology sites. Previously, he was a system administrator with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He's taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

2 hours $39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $31)
Thur., 10/29 from 1 to 3 p.m.; taught online using Zoom

2 hours $39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $31)
Wed., 1/13 from 1 to 3 p.m.; taught online using Zoom


Podcasting Online


Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners

This course will teach you how to plan and create you very own blog and podcast. Through hands-on exercises, you will discover the benefits of using free web tools like Blogger, WordPress, Audacity, and YouTube. You will find that creating a blog and podcast is much easier than you ever imagined. First, you will learn how to develop a plan for the content, setup, maintenance, and how to use free blogging software like Blogger and WordPress to put that plan into action. After that, learn how to record a professional-sounding audio podcast with a very simple recording tool you already have. You will edit the file with another free software program, add music to it, and then post it online for others to enjoy. Finally, you will find out how to record a video podcast. You will edit it, add special effects, drop in a podcasting-safe music file, and then publish it online. Taught by technical author Richard Mansfield.

6 Weeks $ 99
Start dates are monthly

3 Months $ 115
Self-paced class. Join anytime

Visit ed2go.com/ridgefield and then type Blogging and Podcasting in the Search Courses box and CLICK Go.


iPhone


Get the Most Out of Your iPhone
Just bought an iPhone, but want to get more out of it? This class will show you the ins and outs of Apple’s popular smartphone. Have your iPhone (any model including the iPhone X and higher) handy during our Zoom class and see how to use e-mail, calendar, maps, and other basic programs. Learn how to take photos and videos, listen to music and podcasts, and organize your apps. We’ll also look at Apple’s App Store where you can download a wide variety of apps, both free and paid. Instructor Lance Whitney is a technology journalist and the author of the book book “Teach Yourself Visually LinkedIn.”He’s also written a book on Windows 8. He currently writes for TechRepublic, ZDNet, PCMag, and other technology sites. Previously, he was a system administrator with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He's taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Thur., 10/15 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Zoom

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Wed., 1/27 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Zoom


iPad

Get the Most Out of Your iPad
Just bought an iPad and want to get more out of it? This class will show you the ins and outs of Apple’s popular tablet. Have your iPad handy during our Zoom class and see how to use e-mail, calendar, maps, and other core programs. Learn how to take photos and videos, listen to music and podcasts, and organize your apps. We’ll also look at Apple’s App Store where you can download a wide variety of apps, both free and paid. Instructor Lance Whitney is a technology journalist and the author of the book book “Teach Yourself Visually LinkedIn.”He’s also written a book on Windows 8. He currently writes for TechRepublic, ZDNet, PCMag, and other technology sites. Previously, he was a system administrator with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He's taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Thur., 11/5 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Zoom

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Thur., 1/14 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Zoom


iPhone and iPad Quick Start Tutorials


iPad Quick Start for Beginners
Unable to attend a class? Quick Start tutorials will help you quickly gain confidence in the fundamentals of using your iPhone or iPad for Internet, messaging, FaceTime, apps, and use of the camera and also offers tips for advanced use. Please bring your iPad, Apple ID and password to class. Instructor Eileen Burton has taught numerous classes about eBay using experience gained from selling items there from her collectibles business. She also shares her results of extensive research by teaching courses in iPhone, iPad, genealogy, and related subjects over a period of many years with Continuing Education.

To schedule a tutorial, call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com