BUSINESS NOTE: OLLI presents a busy range for the winter session | Extra Quarter


OLLI at UNL is all about choice.

With 52 classes scheduled for the winter term starting January 24, there’s something for everyone. And with most classes offered in person, and many through Zoom, members have the option of having a classroom experience or participating in the comfort of their own homes. A number of hybrid courses, designed for those who enjoy the convenience of viewing a course when their schedule allows, are also available.

“It’s a term filled with fun and informative classes that range in topics from studying critical running theory and social media to outward-facing classes that keep people active and back in the series. UNL athletic-focused breakfasts, which has been on hiatus due to COVID-19, ”said Jeanette Wellsandt, program coordinator for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNL.

Registration for the winter session – the third in OLLI’s five-year calendar for the year 2021-2022 – begins on Tuesday (January 11).

Highlights of the course

Winter courses include:

“Should I or shouldn’t I?” The scoop on social networks ”, taught by Gary Kebbel, Professor Emeritus, Journalism, at UNL. Kebbel will work with newbies who want to use social media to connect with family and friends. “The first four sessions will focus on the most popular platforms, and the fifth session will focus on the platform best suited for a certain objective,” Kebbel said. The course will include a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the different platforms. “Group members will learn how to identify and combat disinformation that may be encountered while using these programs,” Kebbel added.


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