RoCo Literacy Council offers free Computer Literacy course

There’s no getting around the importance of computers. From applying for jobs or simply sharing photos with family on social media, computers are an integral part of day-to-day life.

To aid those who feel less than adept, the Rogers County Literacy Council is offering a Computer Literacy for Beginners course.

“Computers are a focal point of our everyday lives. Whether a person wants to browse photos on Facebook or Instagram, use smartphone applications to read the latest news or weather reports, listen to digital music, or shop online, computer literacy offers new possibilities for anyone to explore. The ability to use computers, tablets, and smartphones with ease may be one of the most important aspects of 21st century life,” the literacy council reported.

Creating a free e-mail account, downloading and using smartphone applications, exploring online resources, locating and applying for jobs online, navigating search engines, performing basic Word processing, playing with social media, protecting yourself from online scams and using a Windows operating system will all be tackled in the course.

The course is divided into 10 free sessions and will be taught by Dr. Jen McGovern, Rogers State University Writing Center Coordinator and Composition instructor.

The sessions will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning June 24.

“most important aspects of 21st century life.

The council added, “With the generous support of the Sarkeys Foundation, the Rogers County Literacy Council is delighted to offer ten sessions free of charge to anyone wanting to acquire basic computer skills. We will learn how to create e-mail accounts, become familiar with smartphone applications and computer programs, and use search engines to discover web-based sources of information. We will discuss how, as good ‘digital citizens,’ we should use the Internet ethically and effectively.”

The first session will take place on Monday, June 24 in the Will Rogers Library Multipurpose Room, located at 1515 N. Florence Ave. in Claremore. Future classes will occur every Monday and Thursday in June and July at the Stratton Taylor Library, Room 303, Rogers State University, 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore.

Anyone interested in signing up should stop by the Rogers County Literacy Council office in the Will Rogers Library on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., or call the council director Edel Godwin at 918-277-4331, or e-mail director@rocoread.org.

For additional information, contact Dr. Jen McGovern at 918-343-6865 or e-mail jmcgovern@rsu.edu