I am trying to locate a computer training class for senior citizens that uses Macs. My mother has very little experience with computers but wants to learn. I have given her an old iBook and would like to find a class where she could start with the most basic of computer skills. Any suggestions?
Washtenaw Community College offers (in their Lifelong Learning catalog) a class called Computer Basics: Mac and iMac. I taught that course for many years until December 2003. The fee is $59, unless the person is a Washtenaw county resident age 65 or older, in which case it is free, I think. The next session is January 24 and 20, 4-hours each day. If WCC is not convenient, there might be something similar available at a community college closer.
Also, you might consider getting her a One-on-One training membership at the Apple Store, which costs about $99 for a whole year. I've heard VERY good reports about their experience with this training from several seniors (at least at the Ann Arbor store.)
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Unfortunately one-on-one is only available to people who purchase a new computer either online of at the store - per their web site. It is renewable however for two years as I recall. I think this is a bad decision on Apple's part but I'm sure they have their reasons.
Experience is what you get when you were expecting something else.
hmm I sure wished I lived closer...I'd be happy to show her.
I teach computer classes here where I Work and even though my library doesn't use Macs (much to my sadness, but oh well), I've taught several people through COmputer basic classes and Basic Internet classes.