Monday, October 7, 2013

Opportunity to learn your iPad or earn your GED at ENMU

Coda Omness of ENMU-Ruidoso will teach a class, "Navigating the iPad" from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on October 22.  You must bring your iPad and sign up in advance.  Call ENMU-Ruidoso at 575-257-2120 or visit them (the same parking lot as Lawrence Bros. Supermarket) to reserve your seat.  Many visitors at the library ask for this type of instruction, so I am happy to let you know this class has arrived!  Learn the basic settings, some apps, and how to explore your device.  There is a $35 fee, though it is only $29 for Lifetime Learning Academy (students over 55 years).

To learn about other pending community or continuing education classes, visit their online Fall Schedule at .

Visit the GED (R) Testing Service for further details at

The GED® Test is modernizing.  As of January 2014, the exams will be computer-only.  Cera (at New Mexico Workforce Connections, 575-258-1730) organizes the classes to prepare you for these exams.  The GED® training occurs at different times of day, depending on what works for your schedule or how well you can discipline yourself to work independently.  During the next few months you may still prepare for some of the topics with printed materials available at Ruidoso Public Library, or online, including a tutorial on what computer skills you may wish to practice before the test day. explains many details.  The Prepare tab on this page includes the computer skills tutorial and sample questions.  This video below (also available here) explains how the calculator has been built into the computer test.

If you need a little more convincing (or more information to share with someone looking into GED® credentials, the following are straight from the horse's mouth.

Attention GED® test-takers: Increase your chance of success. Adults who take the GED® test on computer are finishing faster and scoring higher. People say that testing on computer is “easier,” “less stressful,” and “simple.” Try the GED® test on computer risk free—we’re so confident you’ll like it that if you don’t pass your first test, you’ll get a free voucher for the next one.
Visit to see if you qualify.

 Learn More:
    • Free Test on Computer Tutorial: Preview how the GED® test on computer works right now. You can click through questions and practice using the system.
    • Locate Nearest Test on Computer Site: Like the GED® test on computer? Find the site nearest you by selecting the “Test on Computer” box and entering your zip code in our online locator tool.
    • Register and Schedule Online: With testing on computer, you can get your GED®test scheduled today with our easy-to-use online system. Get started today!
Your future is calling. With the GED® test, you can answer the call!

If you’ve already started the GED® test, you’re almost there. The current version of the GED® test is expiring at the end of 2013 and your scores will expire too if you don’t finish and pass the test by then. If you act soon, you won’t have to re-take the parts of the test you’ve already passed.

Don’t feel prepared to finish the GED® test? Don’t worry—we can help! Even with your busy schedule, you can prepare, plan, and succeed.  The GED®  test and preparation materials are also available in Spanish.

Passing the GED® test is a key to opening doors to college, a better job, and the respect you deserve. Don’t miss this chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity! Finish your GED® test by the end of 2013 and earn your high school credential.

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