A recent study at the University of Texas at Dallas found that learning something new could help combat memory loss and ward off dementia. The study found that learning digital photography and Photoshop were the best new skills to learn. Read more about the study here.
At Studio 300 there are many classes for you to take and learn a new skill. We offer Photoshop classes and adults can take a 3-week photography course this Summer. There is equipment you can use, too. Visit Studio 300 and discover new ways to keep your mind healthy and active.
Looking for digital media training opportunities? Studio 300 offers free access to Lynda.com with its many training videos ready to help you master new skills. However, if you prefer a more interactive approach to learning, consider Learn 4 Life. (Update 050514: Now called Gale Courses). The site offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online using your Fountaindale Public Library card. Unlike video-only training, the Learn4Life courses are instructor-led running for six weeks. You can interact with the instructor and others taking the same class — that’s more like a real on-line classroom. Best of all you can access the courses from the library and from your home. Check out the many courses available to you right now.
You also might consider using Lynda.com (watch the Lynda.com story here). This unique training website teaches the latest software, creative, and business skills through high-quality online instructional videos featuring recognized industry experts.
You may have watched a video tutorial, such as those on Lynda.com, or other software and computer related training seminars. How do you capture what’s on the screen and share it with others? Here at Studio 300 you can use software called Screenflow to make a screencast. The program captures whatever is on your screen and is ideal for many training and product/service promotional situations. You can even add webcam footage to the screencast, too.
Some people even use the screencast software to show video game play. Now you know how all those Minecraft YouTube videos are made. If you need to share a screen with other people, visit Studio 300 and learn about Screenflow.