Cape Cod museum to host small business computer seminars

PAAM’s Hawthorne Gallery. Image courtesy of Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

PAAM’s Hawthorne Gallery. Image courtesy of Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. – Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is planning a new summer series of evening computer seminars with tech guru David Cox, to be held at the Museum School. The series includes social networking in business, how to create a website, iPhoto and photo stitching, e-marketing, the ins and outs of the iPad, and how to get one’s business on YouTube. The seminars are aimed both at individuals and small business owners.

The seminars run on Wednesday evenings June through August. Participants do not have to own a computer, nor are there any prerequisites. The seminars can be taken as a full series or a la carte. A recent student of Cox wrote, “What makes David an amazing teacher more than anything is his seemingly never-ending amount of patience. When you’re working with older adults, sometimes it takes them a few tries before they get it. David truly works with you and never makes you feel like an idiot. What sets David apart from every other computer teacher is that he is more than just a good teacher, he’s an amazing communicator.”

David A. Cox is an Apple Certified Product Professional and offers private lessons to seniors, as well as consulting services to small businesses, and anyone wanting to know how to use their computer better. He teaches public and online seminars weekly and has over 50 Mac Tutorial Videos on YouTube, attracting over 50,000 hits. In February of 2011, David was hired to become the head Technology Writer for the popular online magazine OneNewEngland.com. David also produces and co-hosts “Tech Talk America,” a consumer friendly radio podcast which is broadcast internationally via iTunes and can be downloaded for free.

Of teaching, Cox says, “Everyone when they were young had that one teacher that just stood out. It wasn’t necessarily because they taught a subject matter that they cared about, but because the teacher showed an interest in their students and how to the engage a classroom. Teaching is not a monologue, it’s about having a dialogue with your students so that they can receive the maximum benefit. I love teaching technology to people because there is nothing more rewarding than to see someone’s face light up when they finally ‘get it.’ Or when they discover something they never thought was possible in fact is possible.”

The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School at PAAM is committed to year-round programming, taking advantage of the talented artist-teachers who live here and students who are excited to learn from them.

Full course descriptions and registration information are available at www.paam.org or by calling 508-487-1750.

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