Ridgefield Continuing Education Computer and Technology Training
Internet, Outlook, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Google Docs, Cyber Security
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Beginners
Windows
Word, PowerPoint, Publisher
Excel and Access
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Apple - Mac

AI (Artificial Intelligence), Cyber Security

Adobe Photoshop
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Tutoring
eBay

Internet, Social Media, Google

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Class Location: Computer classes and tutorials will be taught by the instructor at the Continuing Education Center, located in the Town Hall Annex. Some classes may be taught live, online via Zoom.


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AI - Artificial Intelligence


Artificial Intelligence - AI for Everyone
Tech journalist Lance Whitney will show you the major AI sites - ChatGPT, Bing AI, and Google Bard - and describe how to use them. He will also provide an overview of AI, explain what it means, and show you how AI can benefit you at work and at home. 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 $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)

Wed., 2/28 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Hybrid = Annex and Zoom.

2 hours $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)
Fri., 4/5 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Hybrid = Annex and Zoom
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2 hours $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)
Wed., 7/10 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Hybrid = Annex and 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 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 $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)
Thur., 3/14 from 1 to 3 p.m.;
Hybrid = Annex and Zoom.

2 hours $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)
Wed., 7/31 from 1 to 3 p.m.;
Hybrid = Annex and Zoom.



Windows


Windows Basics and Your Laptop or PC
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Have your laptop or desktop PC handy and ease your transition to Windows 10 or 11. Learn how to customize your Start menu and desktop, how to use the Windows Edge browser, how to personalize Windows though its array of settings, how to speak to Windows 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 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 $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)
Thur., 3/7 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Hybrid = Annex and Zoom.


2 hours $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)
Fri., 5/17 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Hybrid = Annex and Zoom.


2 hours $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)
Wed., 7/24 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Hybrid = Annex and 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 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 $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)
Wed., 4/3 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Hybrid = Annex and Zoom.


2 hours $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)
Thur., 7/25 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Hybrid = Annex and Zoom.



Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn


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. Lance Whitney is a technology journalist and the author of the 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.

1 Session 1 hour tutorial
Available most Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. Other days/times can be scheduled. Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com to schedule.


Introduction to LinkedIn - 1 on 1 Course (1 hour)
Lance Whitney takes you through the steps to create a LinkedIn profile that will promote your professional achievements. Whether you already have a profile that you started but never completed or you need to create one from scratch, you will learn how to add the right details to look your best. Beyond setting up your profile, you will learn how to build your network, connect with other professionals, post updates, ask for recommendations, and join specialized groups. Lance Whitney is a technology journalist and the author of the book Teach Yourself Visually LinkedIn. He has 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.

1 Session 1 hour tutorial
Available most Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. Other days/times can be scheduled. Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com to schedule.


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. Lance Whitney is a technology journalist and the author of the 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.

For eBay dates - click eBay.


iPhone, iPhone Photography, iPad


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.

For iPhone and iPhone Photography dates - click iPhone and iPad.


iPhone Photography
Want to learn how to take great photos and videos with your iPhone? Lance Whitney will show you how to use all the iPhone’s camera features and modes, how to compose and capture the right shots, and how to use certain effects to enhance your
photos. We’ll also look at the Photos tool on the iPhone to teach you how to edit and organize your photos. Please have your iPhone at class so you can try out the different tools and tricks that we cover.
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.

For iPhone and iPhone Photography dates - click iPhone and iPad.


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.

1 Session 1 hour tutorial
Available most Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m. Other days/times can be scheduled. Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com to schedule.



Web Design


For Web Design - see Web Sites.