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EVERY Mon Oct 20 thru Mon Nov 10 2014 – 4 sessions
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                    
Computer Teaching Center/IS
Instructor:  Jim Plummer (Parkwood)
Class assistant: TBD
Fee $12.00    Limit 10 Students                     Flash Drive Required

Windows 8 is the newest version of Microsoft Windows. It was designed to be a versatile system for use not only on personal computers (desktops and laptops), but also on mobile devices – including tablets and smartphones. As such, it has a new “user interface” which can be operated with a touch-screen (and your fingers), as well as with a keyboard and mouse. Even if you’ve been using Windows for years, there are a lot of new and useful features that you will probably grow to enjoy and appreciate on Windows 8.

In this course, your instructor will gradually introduce you to Windows 8 and most of its basic features, including the new Start screen; the familiar Windows desktop – how to get to the desktop and use it to do everything that you’re used to doing with Windows 7; and – new to Windows 8 – “tiles”, “Charms”, “apps”, the Microsoft Account, and the Windows Store.

The instructor will lead you through “hands on” learning using the Windows 8.1 computers in the Shell Point Computer Teaching Center. You will learn both touchscreen and keyboard & mouse methods for all features. If you own a mobile Windows 8 touch-enabled tablet and want to use that in class, feel free to do so.


You should be somewhat computer literate -- you should have used a computer before and know how to select text and objects. You should know what a menu, dialog box, and button tools are used for. It is not necessary that you already know how to use a touch screen.