Academy of Lifelong Learning



Math, Science & Technology

 Dick Lance

Thursdays, October 26 – December 7 (six weeks)

*No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

4:15 – 5:15 pm



Windows 10 is the most powerful operating system that Microsoft has ever made, but it’s also the most complex. While the user interface is extremely intuitive, you’ll have to dig a little deeper to customize your experience, get maximum performance and make the most of features such as the Cortana voice assistant, Edge browser and multiple desktops. And even though it’s easy to love Windows 10, like a close relative sometimes it can overstep boundaries and get on your nerves. Among the many features of Windows 10, we can cover the Start Menu, System Settings, Windows 10 Universal Apps, Taskbar, Cortana Digital Assistant, Task View (Multiple Desktops), File Explorer, Notification Area, Action Center, Show Desktop, and Snap Assist, as well as software such as Word, Power Point and Excel. But in a Gentle Introduction one should proceed only as fast at the class can. To this end, we’ll go slowly and not lose anyone. And, although the class is intended for laptop users - who are expected to bring them to class - desktop users may wish to attend, take good notes, watch over a laptop owner’s shoulder, and go through the examples and exercises at home.

DICK LANCE, a regular Apple computer user, has taught WC-ALL Windows courses in the past. In offering this course, he returns to that role and, like many attendees, looks at Windows 10 as a beginner. However, based on his more than 30 years’ experience with personal computing, he expects to pick it up quickly and pass his learning experiences on to the attendees. Dick is Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Cornell University. He has taught a wide variety of courses for WC-ALL since becoming associated with the Academy in 2002, including engineering, computer, and photography courses. He is an active member of the Council and helps maintain the Academy web site.