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Computer Basics & Digital Literacy

Computer Basics & Digital Literacy

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Course Details

This course will teach you computer basics, keyboarding and word processing skills for writing simple letters and emails. You will also learn Google application systems, Internet basics, and prepare for future studies using Google and Internet.

Week 1 – 4 Class lessons:

Week 1 – Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to the value of technology and the internet use in everyday life
  • Identify the main parts of a computer
  • How to start and shutdown the computer
  • How to use a keyboard and a mouse/touchpad
  • Describe other devices such as laptops, netbooks, tablets, and phones.
  • Explain hardware, document preparation, programs, data and Internet
  • Manage files and folders
  • Identify the requirements for an Internet connection
Week 2 – How to Use a Browser
  • How Web addresses work
  • How to save favorite Web sites
  • Search for reliable information on the Web
Week 3 – Web-Based E-mail
  • How e-mail works
  • How to create an e-mail address
  • Write and send e-mail messages
  • Identify correct e-mail etiquette
Week 4 – Conducting a job search online
  • How to conduct online job searches and career opportunities
  • How to research companies of interest
  • Create a cover letter, and resume
  • How to submit a resume online and to prepare for an interview
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