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In Computer Literacy for Windows, author Garrick Chow walks through the skills necessary to use computers comfortably, while improving learning, productivity, and performance. This course focuses on the Microsoft Windows operating system and offers a thorough introduction to computers, networks, and computer peripherals such as printers, digital cameras, and more. In addition, basic procedures with software applications, the Internet, and email are covered. Exercise files accompany the course.
This course also includes chapter-level assessments for use as instructional aides. To download the assessments, click the following link: Computer Literacy Assessments. The file contains an assessment movie, chapter-level assessments, and answer keys.
Hello! I'm Garrick Chow, and welcome to Computer Literacy for Windows. This course is aimed at the complete computer novice. So if you're the sort of person who feels some mild anxiety, nervousness or dread every time you sit down in front of a computer, this course is for you. We're going to avoid technical jargon and present everything in easy-to-understand language. We'll develop a foundation of the basic knowledge you'll need to use your computer effectively. I'll be starting with the rudiments of what a computer is, explaining the main components, and offering advice on whether you should choose a laptop or a desktop computer.
From now, we'll look at how to use the operating system to open, create, save, and otherwise manage your files, applications, and projects. Then we'll look at how to connect peripheral devices like printers, scanners, projectors for presentations, as well as how to use external storage devices. The second half of the course is dedicated to getting things done. We'll see how to connect to your networking, get online, how to use email, how to search the internet, and we'll even cover the basics of word processing, spreadsheets, photo editing, and sharing files. There's a lot to get through, so let's get started with Computer Literacy for Windows.
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