College Offers Night of Free Technology Workshops

Published on: January 08, 2008

Discover what technology and Lone Star College-Kingwood can offer by attending an evening of free technology workshops, Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to join instructors from the college for a selection of 50-minute mini-classes during our popular Technology Night.

These workshops are designed to give visitors a chance to learn new skills, update old skills and sample a few of the interesting and exciting technology classes available at Lone Star College-Kingwood. They promise to be fun, informative, and best of all, they're free!

All workshops will be held in the Administration building on the second floor in a two session format allowing attendees the chance to attend more than one workshop.

Session I:  (6 - 6:50 p.m.)

Get a "Second Life"
Discover the popular 3D virtual world where you can be who ever you want to be, explore exotic lands, and meet folks from all over the globe from the comfort of your home computer. Examine the possibilities of Second Life for entertainment, business, social networking and educational opportunities.
Instructor: Jason Ford

You mean I can have my own Webpage?
How are Webpages created and what is a Web Browser?  Everyone can learn how to create their own webpage with pictures, color, and links within an hour using Windows Editor and HTML tags.  You too can be on the World Wide Web.
Instructor: Myrna Maurer

Help Me...My Computer is Sick
What are viruses and how can they harm your computer?  What kind of routine maintenance you can you perform to keep your PC running?  Spyware, pop-up blockers, disk clean-up, install/uninstall a program and much more will be discussed.
Instructor: Harry Moore

Utilizing Windows XP to it's Full Potential
Come hear about the new features, improved programs, and system tools that the Windows XP operating system has to offer including accessories, communications and entertainment programs.
Instructor: Jim Derakhshandeh

Turn Your PowerPoint Presentation into a Show
With a few simple tips, learn how to transform that all too familiar PowerPoint presentation into a show that will be engaging and relevant to your audience.
Instructor: Donna Monteferante Johnson

 

Session II: (7 - 7:50 p.m.)

Help Me...My Computer is Sick
What are viruses and how can they harm your computer?  What kind of routine maintenance you can you perform to keep your PC running?  Spyware, pop-up blockers, disk clean-up, install/uninstall a program and much more will be discussed.
Instructor: Harry Moore

Access is Accessible to Everyone
Do you want to know more about databases and how they apply to your everyday life?  Do you need to organize addresses from multiple phone books; pictures on the computer; or your holiday mailing list? Come see how Microsoft Access can help you get rid of the mess! 
Instructor: Caroline Chamness

Yes, Gaming Can be a Career
You know you enjoy playing video games and may have even thought about creating them. We will discuss the possibilities of a career in gaming and how Lone Star College-Kingwood can help you make that dream a reality with our Game Design and Simulation program. You'll even get a chance to see and play some of the student games that have been produced.
Instructor: Jason Ford

Picture This
Learn how to use the Picture Manager available in Microsoft Office Tools to customize your own special photos.
Instructor: Karsan Hirani

Design Your Own Logo
What makes a good logo?  Learn the elements of good design and how to create your very own logo on our Macintosh computers.
Instructor: James Bethany

Workshops are geared for all ages and abilities, so whether your computer skills are no-tech, low-tech or high-tech, our instructors are there to help. Grab a friend and join us Jan. 9 for a free taste of what technology can offer. For more information call Carol Chamness at 281-312-1675, email her at caroline.m.chamness@lonestar.edu or visit http://www.kwctechnology.com/.

Registration for the spring semester is going on now.  Students can register in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register online at kingwood.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at http://kingwood.lonestar.edu/.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit www.lonestar.edu.