Summer 2005 lecture series:
PERSONAL COMPUTERS
AS EVERYDAY TOOLS
FOR AVERAGE FOLKS

During summer 2005 the Friends of the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library are sponsoring a series of lectures to help the average person take advantage of the computer revolution by teaching them how to acquire, maintain and use personal computers ("PCs") and similar devices, especially to access the Internet. These classes should prove useful to successful middle school and junior high school graduates, but will require serious study.

This free education is being provided at the library on most Saturdays during summer 2005, starting at noon. The typical lesson will be two 45-minute sessions, with a short break between them. Dr. Ron Feigenblatt, an experienced computer professional, will lead these classes. All questions will be welcome.

Computers and the Internet make possible amazing economies in the storage, searching and communication of all sorts of information, and are redefining what it means to be literate in the modern world. They open up stunning new possibilities for sharing knowledge and wisdom about all sorts of things which never before could be passed between people affordably. Please come and let us help you explore and conquer this exciting new world!

ARCHIVE OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Youtube VIDEO SUPPLEMENTS
(added October 2008)

Click here to watch selected short YouTube videos about the Internet.

The Digital Future
(produced 2004 - 2005)

The Digital Future (hosted by the US Library of Congress, televised by C-SPAN)
"[From] November... 2004 until March 2005, C-SPAN will televise live a series of [seven] discussions hosted by the Library of Congress' John W. Kluge Center [and then publish these programs in a video-on-demand archive on the Internet.] The series will examine how the digital age is changing the most basic ways information is organized and classified. The goal is to educate the public on the what the digital age means to their lives.

SUPPLEMENTARY WRITTEN MATERIALS

This course focuses on critical concepts and highlights useful tools and possibilities, particularly those the instructor feels are not adequately addressed in current books. The limited time available for our course means that it leaves many mundane topics to existing published sources, like Web sites and books.

Your instructor does not agree with every last word written in each of the following cited works. But they contain a lot of useful material which may well be your attention, and they don't cost a lot.

LOCAL TUTITION-BASED VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

SOME FREE ONLINE UNIVERSITY "WEB COURSES"