OSHR 1531 - Living More Comfortably with Personal Technologies

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

This course offers perspectives that will put the evolution of personal technologies into the context of post-World War II life, and will provide basic explanations that are designed to create more comfortable and effective users of a variety of current personal technologies.

If there is a pre-requisite, it is this: You need to be a somewhat uncomfortable, perhaps suspicious, non-adept person relative to current personal technologies who, nevertheless, is curious and open to becoming a more comfortable and effective user. Individual class sessions will focus on: phones and tablets, video, audio, computers, and social media.

The instructors have the commitment, passion, and patience to make personal technologies accessible, humane tools for all. This seminar is absolutely vendor and product neutral.

Readings: Taleb, Nassim, The Antifragile. ISBN: 0812979680; 978-0812979688

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.