Make your own free website on Tripod.com


NEWS
NEWS ARCHIVE
FEEDBACK
EXECUTIVE
COURSES
COURSE ENROLMENT
GUESTBOOK
CONSTITUTION
LINKS
CREDITS


Websites by IEL

 
SeniorNet Napier
 

CLASSES offered by SeniorNet Napier

Depending on demand (usually minimum of 3 students) the following classes will be available.

Dates for 2009 are –
Session 1………26 Jan to 6 March
Session 2 ……...23 March to 1 May
Session 3 ……...18 May to 26 June
Session 4 …….. 13 July to 21 August
Session 5 …….. 7 September to 16 October
Session 6 …….. 2 November to 11 December

Introduction to Computers and Windows ( 2 weeks ) Free to members
Word Processing
1 A ( 6weeks ) $40.00 in Word and XP
Word Processing 1 A ( 6weeks ) $40.00 in Vista and Word 2007
Word Processing 1 B ( 6weeks ) $40.00 in Word and XP
Word Processing 1 B ( 6weeks ) $40.00 in Vista and Word 2007
Word Processing 2 ( 6weeks ) $40.00 in Word and XP
Word Processing 2 ( 6weeks ) $40.00 Vista and Word 2007
Advanced Word Processing ( 6weeks ) $40.00
File Management (4 weeks ) $28.00 in XP or Vista
An Introduction to E-Mail and the Internet ( 6weeks ) $40.00
Database ( 6weeks ) $40.00 (Using Works)
Spreadsheets
( 6weeks ) $40.00 (Using Works)
Drawing and Publishing in Word 2002
( 6 weeks) $40.00
Scanning and Photo Editing (6 weeks) $40.00
Powerpoint (6 weeks) $40.00
Comput-a-Craft Card making (1 x 2hr Class) $10.00

It is expected that a good level of Word Processing and File Management is attained before taking the other courses. This includes An Introduction to E-Mail and the Internet .
Students must have good mouse skills
for Desk Top Publishing

The next Tuition courses are expected to start week commencing 26th January 2009 and to include the classes above with a two week break between courses. Subsequent courses can be expected at approximately six weekly intervals. At this stage the courses for 2009 are planned to commence 23th March, 18th May, 13th July. 7th October and 2nd November.
Each class lasts two hours, five students to a class (one two hour class weekly). Normally one tutor and two assistant are present to conduct the class, where possible we have an additional assistant tutor present also, though this depends on the number of volunteers tutors and assistants available.

Important for all courses:
You DO NOT have a firm booking in a class unless the COURSE FEE has been paid.

Course Contents
Courses held by SeniorNet Napier are designed to train people from entry level ( with no previous computer knowledge ), through to more advanced computer skills.

Each training course is set out in a printed manual which provides easy to follow, step by step instructions. Students take the manual home, and to get the most benefit from the classes, especially for the more advanced courses it is desirable that some time is spent practicing each weeks lesson.

Contact our Course Co-ordinator (contact details in Executive Page link Top Left of this Newsletter) if you wish to inquire about any of these classes -
Otherwise Print out and forward your form below and payment to the address on the form..

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Course Application Form
Name. .................................................……….............................. Member No. .........…
Address ..............................................………............................. Phone No. ............…
Course applied for. .......................................................… Session ……………...

* Please circle your computer's Windows Operating System 95; 98; ME; 2000; XP; Windows Vista
* Please circle your computer’s main Word Processing program Works Word; Word 97; Word 2000; Word 2002; Word 2003; 2007; or some other ………………………...
* Does your computer have an A drive (use a floppy disk) ? Yes / No
* Is your computer a lap top? Yes / No
*Is there a time on any day that you CANNOT attend a class …….

The following four questions are asked because we now belong to the NZ Federation of SeniorNets
*Are you a New Zealand Citizen?Yes/No.....*Are you a NZ Permanent Resident? Yes/No
*Circle the age group you are in 50-59 Or 60+
*Circle the ethnicity you belong to; European... Maori...Pacific Islander...Asian
* Circle your answer; are you Female or Male


Signed……………..……..………. Date ………………………..

Return the SNN Application, to 21 Mission Road, Greenmeadows NAPIER 4112
with course fee of $ . . . . . . . .

Please make cheques payable to SeniorNet Napier Incorporated

Top.

Introduction to Computers and Windows. A free course (two sessions of two hours) is being offered to members who have not yet completed a course with SeniorNet Napier.

These Introductory groups (five or six students) will help with familiarisation of the Learning Centre and class procedures.

It will also provide some preliminary computer introduction exercises specifically aimed to assist those folk who have no (or very little) hands on knowledge/practice with their computer.

There is no charge to use the tutorial at the Learning Centre, and you can buy a disk to install the programme and use it on your own computer. Using this tutorial program, we think most inexperienced users will find it very handy, easy to use, and fun.


If joining SeniorNet Napier for the first time you will have received an outline of this course in your information pack.
Please make sure that you complete the form attached to the Course Application Form for a place in 'Introduction to Computers and Windows' course.
A map showing location of our Centre will be sent to you with days and time of your course, when we have received your membership application.If you have any further inquiries, please contact Membership Secretary on ph/fax 844 5162.

Top

Word Processing - Level 1. (Suitable for people with no previous computer experience).
Part 1A : General Introduction using Windows XP or Vista ( using MS Word 2003 MS Word 2007)
Introduction to keyboard, mouse,window.
Basic editing techniques.
Files, folder's. Saving and printing documents.
Tools and message bars.
Cursor, insertion point, buttons
Menus and dialogue boxes
Indenting by Tab key, text alignments
Part 1B: Builds on level 1A skills using Windows XP or Vista (using MS Word 2003 MS Word 2007)
Exploring MS Word window.
Pages, layout, numbering, breaks, headers, footers.
Editing - using spell checker.
Margins, indenting, line spacing, hidden characters.

Top.

Word Processing Level 2 : ( builds on level 1 skills ). ( MS software as in Word Processing 1 - Part 2 )
Review of basic skills
Page borders, tables and borders and drop and drag.
Form Letters, envelopes, and mailing labels.
Revisiting headers and footers, footnotes.
Inserting objects with text wrap.
The character map. Using draw.
Creating an address list.
Inserting a spreadsheet table.
Indents, embedding objects.
Mullti-column documents.
Making a pop-up note. Easy text.

Top.

File Management : using Windows XP or Vista. Essential Prereqisites students must have completed WP1A &WP1B & WP2

Understanding file names and extensions.
Types of files.
Locating files.
Folders.
Path.
Opening files.
Designing your filing system.

Searching for files( using wild cards)
moving and copying files.
Renaming files.
Deleting files.
Creating folders.
Copying a floppy disk.
Creating shortcuts.

Top.

E-Mail and the Internet Course: ( using Outlook Express V6) - assumes a competence with word processing and file management.

Working with E-mail
Sending and receiving.
Editing and importing text.
Maintaining the address book.
Export / import the address book.
Sending one message to several people.

Sending and receiving files by E-mail.
Creating and moving mail folders.
Moving sorting and deleting messages.
Searching for messages.
Sending Photographs using features of XP
Two Internet lessons include using Search Engines and having fun

Top.

Desktop Publishing: - assumes a competence with word processing, with good mouse skills a number one priority! It is desirable that you have a MS Publisher software program installed on your PC.
  Windows layout.
Text, WordART and Picture frames.
Copying, moving and resizing frames.
Producing greeting cards using wizard, and also from scratch.
The use of design tools - rulers, guides.
Using backgrounds.
Creating a table.
Getting more familiar with WordART special effects.
Producing a three column newsletter from scratch.

Producing a card

Top.

Database: Organizes data / lists.
Window layout.
Examining an existing database.
Creating a database.
Design of database.
Entering information.
Editing and formulae.
Inserting records.
Sorting, making and hiding records.
Extracting information - filters, queries.
Editing filters.
Using formulas for calculations.
Standard reports.
Format and print a report.
Create a customized report.
Sharing information between database and word processor.
Creating a form letter.
Printing mailing labels.

Top.

Spreadsheet : Crunches numbers / money.
 

Window layout.
Entering and editing information.
Using and copying formulae.
Formatting a spreadsheet.
Making repetitive calculations.
Percentages and averages.
Printing the spreadsheet.
Building formulae.
Inserting columns and rows.
Absolute and relative cell references.

Data from one spreadsheet to another.
Sorting data.
Exporting a chart window.
Production of charts.
Transferring from a database to a table.
Making a chart from the table.
Templates and the task Wizard.
Protecting data.
Splitting a window.
Freezing titles.

Top.

 

 
 
 
 
Copyright SeniorNet Napier Inc.