Computer Classes

January Computer Classes


Tech Drop – Basic Computer Instruction

Monday, January 21, 2019, 10:30 am
 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Assistance with basic computer skills, using the Internet, social media, the free online resources and much, much more!

Registration is required please.


Tech Drop In for Seniors – Basic Computer Instruction

Monday, January 28, 10:30 am
 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Introduction to the Decatur Public Library Online Learning Computer resourcesIn this session we will cover the free online resources offered by the Decatur Public Library.

  • Introduction to Lynda.com – lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.
  • Introduction to Gale Courses – Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform your life. Course offerings are tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing occupations and include: Courses to support business professionals, such as business law, human resources, management, manufacturing, and marketing; Computer and technology courses that suit skill levels from beginner to advanced; and the six-week courses are taught by college instructors and experts in the field, ensuring a high-quality, high-impact educational experience for all ages.
  • Introduction to Tutor.Com –  Improve your math skills. Review a writing project. Study for an upcoming exam. Prepare for the GED/HiSET/TASC.

There are three additional options:

  • Lynda.com – Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.
  • Gales Courses – Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a Decatur Public Library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Computer Fundamental classes include Keyboarding, Introduction to Microsoft Excel, and Introduction to Windows. These classes can be taken at the library or at home.
  • DMCOC – If you are looking for a job, but lack computer skills. If you don’t know much about computers, but want to learn. Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation may be able to help you. Classes include Keyboarding, Computer Basics, Learning the Internet, and using Microsoft Word and Excel. Enrollment is by appointment only. Call 428-0155 for an appointment.
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