Computer instruction is offered to older adults who want to learn how to use the computer to further enhance their everyday lives, be more informed and explore news in the information age. Our computer learning center was launched in 1996 with the intent of teaching computer basic usage to adults who were just entering the technology world. Now we are focused on “keeping up” with changes and challenges of advancing technology and tools.
ShepNet Computer Center is coordinated by volunteers who know and enjoy technology. Instructors teach classes ranging from very basic to advanced with a coach stationed between every two students for an individualized and supportive learning environment.
Topics include Windows 10 and special classes on its new features, Photo Editing, Family Tree, Security Issues, plus topical seminars. In 2014-15 we added iPad and iPhone classes; in 2018 we added Android Phone and Password software classes.
Some classes fill quickly and it is estimated that more than 4000 registrants have completed a ShepNet course since 1996. That’s a lot of older adults keeping up with technology!
Our new classrooms were relocated and renovated during July 2015. Our new site is located at Starmount Presbyterian Church (3501 W. Market Street).
Check our website frequently for new class postings or go to the ShepNet web page to register or to sign up for computer class emails (CLICK here).