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October 1, 2010

Volume 6 Issue 4

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS October 2010 Newsletter. October is Computer Learning Month and National Cyber Security Awareness Month, two great reasons to visit the Library and take advantage of the spooktacular computer classes and resources this month!

What's New

.: WebTopicks: Web Technology for the Rest of Us!

Get up-to-date on emerging Web and media technologies being used online. Learn how to use this technology at your own pace in 10 unique online learning units. These units will cover a number of topics including: social networking, podcasting, blogs, RSS feeds, language learning and more. Join the online discussion and learn more from other WebTopicks users. Program begins on Monday, October 4, 10.am.Take a sneak peek at all ten Web topics at http://webtopicks.ocls.info/.

.: Political Virtual Gallery

Discover an array of useful information and resources on U.S. politics and government, including State Election information. Switch on an interactive Retro TV to watch a selection of videos about United States politics and Presidents. Visit the Political Virtual Gallery today!

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Featured Classes of the Month

.: EduGaming

Are you someone interested in learning how video games are created? Come and take our two-part game design class on Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. at the Orlando Public Library in the Computer Resource Center. From design to coding, learn what it takes to develop a game in our Mac Lab using the Unity 3D Game Development Tool! Class size is limited, so sign up today!

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week: October 4-9 , October 18-22
You can attend the Microsoft Office 2007 training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. We are continuously updating the series, so be sure and regularly check-in for new classes in each program. Space is limited, so register today!

.: Mac Computer Classes

Several Library locations offer Mac computer classes. Take a class and learn the basics of Mac computers, including the iLife ’08 and iWork ’08 suites. For a full list of available Mac classes, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Online Classes

Trying to fit a computer class into your hectic schedule? Take a live online computer class from the comfort of your home or office via the Internet. We offer classes on Office 2007, Photoshop, and QuickBooks. Get on board and register today! Note: A computer speaker or a headset is required for audio.

.: Online Interactive Tutorials

Enter your library card information and access our Self-Paced Online Classes and take advantage of computer lessons from our most popular classes. Explore topics like Access, Computer Basics, E-mail, Excel, Word, and more. Note: These interactive tutorials require Flash Player. If you don't have the Flash Player, download it now for free.

.: Small Business Classes

Learn the latest computer software programs to run your business more efficiently. We provide computer software training on Microsoft Office to create documents and spreadsheets, QuickBooks to manage your finances, HTML to setup a website, Adobe Photoshop to design logos and artwork, and Computer Networking to understand basic networking concepts. Check out the Small Businesses Course Track today!

.: Excel your Knowledge

Improve your skills with our advanced Microsoft Excel 2007 classes:

» Microsoft Excel 2007 Data Management I & II
» Microsoft Excel 2007 Pivot Tables
» Microsoft Excel 2007 Balance Sheets

Space is limited, so register today!


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.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: Morningstar Investment Research Center

The Morningstar Investment Resource Center can help you get started in making smart investment decisions. Find a stock or fund to meet your needs, research current or prospective holdings or see how your investments fit together....give it a try today!

.: Master your Computer Knowledge

Stay up-to-date on the latest technology with the Taming Technology Virtual Gallery. Discover useful tips that can help you become a smart phone expert, register for our most popular classes, and find an array of other great online Library resources.

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