Southeastern's Division of Extended Studies to offer golden enrichment technology workshops

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND Southeastern Louisiana University’s Division of Extended Studies is offering a new series of golden enrichment technology workshops. Designed for senior citizens, the workshops will be offered on the main campus in Hammond and in Mandeville at the St. Tammany Center, 21454 Koop Drive.

     “Technology can be one area that our mature individuals need help with in finding a job or for personal use,” said Tom Dawsey, marketing and recruiting manager. “The golden enrichment program is designed to help mature workers feel more confident in using technology, and it helps fill the training gap some seniors say they need to secure employment.”

     The following workshops, taught by Scott McDermott, are scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. and are offered at a cost of $100 per workshop:

  • Introduction to Computers is designed for students to learn the basic skills needed to get started with personal computers and to work with the various features, tools and options available in Microsoft Windows. Students will learn the basic components of a personal computer, how to customize Windows, simple editing techniques, and how to manage files and folders. Students will also explore system tools. The workshop will be held in Mandeville on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and in Hammond on Thursday, March 1.
  • Introduction to the Internet will introduce seniors to Windows Explorer and will teach them how to take full advantage of all the Internet has to offer. Students will explore new ways to obtain information on the web. Additionally, students will be exposed to Internet terminology and visit interesting websites. The workshop is scheduled in Mandeville on Thursday, March 8 and in Hammond on Tuesday, March 13.
  • Introduction to Social Media will teach students how to enhance eommunication with family and friends through the Internet using Facebook, Twitter, and/or MySpace sites. Topics may also include video chatting using Skype and FaceTime, as well as mobile device communications. The workshop is scheduled in Mandeville on Tuesday, March 20 and in Hammond on Thursday, March 22.

     To register or for more information on these or other Extended Studies courses, visit or call 985-549-2301.

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