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Instructors and training

All Visual Steps books are designed as self-study guides. They are also well suited for use in a group or a classroom setting. For this purpose, we offer free teacher's manuals containing information about how to prepare for a course (including didactic teaching methods) and testing materials. You can download these manuals (PDF documents) here.
Please note: The titles are listed in alphabetical order.

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[ top ]Request Review Copy for Instructors

We are happy to send out copies of the Visual Steps books to those who wish to review a text for possible class adoption. To qualify you need to be an educator in an academic institution or an instructor at a learning resource center or other educational facility. You may request up to two books per course for inspection purposes.
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[ top ]Newsletter for Instructors

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[ top ]What Instructors have to say

“I am a volunteer Tutor of "Picasa for Seniors" with the organisation "The University of the Third Age" in the group Toowoomba Queensland Australia. My class is 8 Students x 4 terms a year. I recommend that all my Students obtain a copy of Visual Steps Book "Picasa for Seniors" as the basis of learning the program. Thanks for your great publications.”
- Don Paul BySouth Snr', Queensland Australia

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“Visual Steps books are great for our classroom.”
- D. Tanaka, Computer Instructor, Sacramento

“Thank you! I am a senior computer instructor. I have been teaching seniors for over 10 years. I needed to catch up with the new operating system, Windows 7. I went to the library and found 3 books: Microsoft windows 7 simplified, Windows 7 for seniors, and your Windows 7 for seniors.
You can't compare the other two instruction books to yours; they were too complicated for seniors. However, your manual was superior, the other two failed the test. They were much to difficult for seniors. Need to look at your other manuals.”
- Sharon, Boston, MA

“This (Picasa) is an excellent tool for seniors, or anyone else who would be considered casual users of a computer. Because of the many graphics in the book and the non-tech language it is easy to follow. All of "Visual Steps" books are excellent. I teach computers to seniors and I highly recommend this book to them.”
- Ronald J. Dakin

“This is a great book! I teach PC/Digital Camera classes in an adult ed setting and see this as a breakthrough volume. I'm working at convincing management to incorporate this as a required text/course. A key is that it INCLUDES a powerful editing software program. In classes, we use the SW that is resident on the lab PC's, so students are sent home to practice with either an unrelated product, or they are off to the store to face the dozens of choices for purchase at up to $100.
Too bad the cover and title cater to seniors. This book is valuable for anyone interested in the subject of digital imagery, not just Geezers. Hopefully however, that cover will interest more seniors who should buy this book and plod, yes plod, through it because learning something new ain't always easy, at any age.
This book and the included Arcsoft program will guide users through very basic and simple editing functions like cropping and brightening their treasured images--alone worth the purchase price. But, what's surprising to me is the fact that some of the most advanced aspects of editing are covered, like cloning and the use of layers which are true pro-level features. Purchasing a "latest" comparable entry level program like "Photoshop Elements", or "Paint Shop Pro" at around $90, plus an explanatory step-by-step book at about $30, would be overkill when this all-in-one solution is available for under $20! Perseverance is required for anyone learning something new and potentially complex, but this book should be considered by anyone of any age group.”

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[ top ]Computer Certificate for Seniors

Computer Certificate for SeniorsIn addition, Visual Steps offers online quizzes for seniors. A special certifcate is available to all individuals who can successfully answer the questions about the computer or computer related program.

The online quizzes are available at the website listed below: