There is a wide range of Computer and Technology Courses to suit everyone, from the absolute beginner to those who have more experience and wish to deepen their knowledge in certain areas.
Further Skills with Computers
This course is suitable for adults who are familiar with the basic operation of a computer or who have recently completed a beginners course. Improving your computer skills can help you to get on in work, keep in touch with family and friends, access a range of online resources (banking, shopping, social media) or to help you with further learning.
Practical Computing for the Older Adult
This is a basic introductory course covering the following: e-mail & internet, Facebook & other social networking sites, music files & MP3 players, digital cameras, mobile phones, Skype & other free internet phone call methods, on-line banking, booking flights.
Digital Photography Beginners
This course is designed for students who are new to Digital Photography. Over the term, the following areas are covered – understanding the camera’s main functions, such as setting resolution; ISO and White Balance for optimum image quality; camera memory and camera software. In addition, students will learn how to upload images from the camera to the computer, learn how to delete files and to format memory cards. Other shooting modes and camera controls are also covered. Students will be set printing exercises, learn how to attach images to emails, back up images to CD/DVDs or external hard drives. Throughout the term a class pertaining to image composition will also be covered. A hands-on approach, working closely with the tutor, ensures that students have the opportunity to learn far more than if they were working alone with a manual. Students should bring their own camera to the class.
Suitable Cameras – Digital Compact Cameras are ideal for this course.
It is essential that students have a good working knowledge of computers.
Digital Photography Advanced
This course is designed to address the technical capabilities and nuances of Digital SLR cameras and students will learn how to master shooting using the Manual settings. In the first half of term areas covered include – refreshing on Resolution, Image Quality, ISO, White Balance and shooting in RAW. Aperture, shutter speeds and depth of field are also covered in detail. Additionally, the course will cover camera flash and deals with different camera lenses and aperture ranges. The second half of the term will focus on postproduction of images using Photoshop/Picasa/GIMP. Areas covered include – image enhancement, printing and presenting images. During the term a class pertaining to image composition will also be covered. Students should bring their own camera to the class.
Suitable Cameras – Digital SLR cameras are ideal for this course or semi/bridge SLRs which have a manual shooting capability. It is essential that students have a good working knowledge of computers.
Schedule & Pricing
All computer students are bound to the CDETB computer and network users’ policy which is available at registration.
|21||Practical Computing for the Older Adult||Mon||6.00 – 7.30||€90||10||20-Jan|
|22||Digital Photography Beginners||Tue||6.00 – 7.30||€90||10||21-Jan|
|23||Digital Photography Advanced||Tue||6.00 – 7.30||€90||10||21-Jan|
|24||Further Skills With Computers||Wed||7.45 – 9.15||€120||10||22-Jan|