Academy of Lifelong Learning


Dick Lance


Thursdays, March 23 – April 13 (four weeks)

4:15 – 5:30 pm



Part 2 will focus on MacOS, the Operating System in Apple computers: iMacs and MacBooks. To begin, we’ll look at the basics: Dock, Launcher, Finder, Spotlight, Window controls, Gestures, Safari, Mail, Messages, the App Store, and iCloud. I plan to move then to more advanced uses such as word processing using Pages, presentation building with Keynote, photo editing with Preview and Photos, slideshows with Photos, and specialized “surfing” with Safari and Firefox. Attendees should have a laptop - MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, for example - and will be expected to participate actively in performing the various operations discussed. iMac users can benefit by attending with a laptop user and “looking over their shoulder” (and taking good notes). Attendees can expect to get homework assignments.


DICK LANCE, an Apple computer user for more than 25 years, is Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Cornell University. He has taught a wide variety of courses for WC-ALL since becoming associated with it in 2002, including computer and photography courses. He is an active member of the Council and has helped develop and maintain the Academy web site.