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Course Description

"Computer Basics" is a course that's designed specifically for those who are completely new to computers or who feel they need to have more instruction before they can feel confident buying a new computer for their personal use.  Filled with screenshots and real life examples, as well as resources, this source is designed to help anyone feel more comfortable with basic technology.

This course is separated into 12 different lessons, including: Parts of a Computer, What to Look for When Buying, Setting up a Safe Work Area, Virus Protection, Getting Your Computer Up and Running, Surfing the ‘Net,' Sending Email, Using Your Media Methods, Advanced Email, Pictures, Word Processing Basics, and Finding Everything.

"Computer Basics" covers both PCs and Macs, helping you to have the right information when you're ready to start exploring the Internet or just creating a word processing document.

With summaries, True/False, and multiple-choice questions at the end of each section, you will be able to review the lessons in detail, while also finding out where you have more work to do.

The screenshots help to give real life examples that can guide you to setting up your first email account or using email in more advanced ways.  No matter what your level of comfort with computers, "Computer Basics" is designed to help you get the basic questions answered.

"Computer Basics" is a course that's designed with the basic user in mind, someone who wants to learn more about computers, but may have been afraid to ask until now.


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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1 : Parts of a Computer You Should Know

    When you're not comfortable with a computer, you need to start with the essentials - the parts of your computer. You don't need to be a computer professional, either.
  • Lesson 2 : What to Look for When Buying

    By thinking about your computer needs, you can choose a computer that not only does the job, but also fits your budget.
  • Lesson 3 : Most Commonly Used Computer Terms

    Here is a list of the most commonly used computer terms.
  • Lesson 4 : Setting Up a Comfortable and Safe Work Area

    One of the things that's easy to forget when buying and using a computer is your comfort.
  • Lesson 5 : Virus Protection and Other Software That Should Be Set Up

    If you don't plan to be on the Internet, then you don't have to worry so much about security and viruses, but since most people are online, it's good to have a discussion about security.
  • Lesson 6 : Getting Your Computer Up and Running

    Many new systems today will be able to be plugged in without any work on your part, but this lesson will cover the basics of setting up a computer that doesn't work in this way.
  • Lesson 7 : Surfing the "Net"

    Setting up the Internet has become much easier today than it was in the past, and the company with which you have an Internet service can do most of the work, helping you get to the Internet quickly.
  • Lesson 8 : Sending Email

    While web searches are a great way to begin using your Internet capabilities with your computer, many people are going online to send and to receive email.
  • Lesson 9 : Advanced Email

    Once you've gotten to know your email program and you've begun to better understand how to send emails, you can utilize advanced tips to be even more effective and interactive.
  • Lesson 10 : Use Your Media Methods

    There are many more features on your computer that you can use for entertainment, including music, videos, social media, and shopping. Learning how to use these features will take time, but they are very user friendly.
  • Lesson 11 : Pictures

    Computers are a great place to store your digital photos for safekeeping.
  • Lesson 12: Word Processing Basics

    Since the word processor is the most utilized piece of software on a computer, it is a good idea to understand the basics of this program.
  • Lesson 13 : Finding Everything

    One of the most challenging aspects of using a computer is retrieving the documents and photos you create or upload.
Course Title: Computer Basics 101
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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Course Number: 8900152
Course Type: How To
Course URL: http://computing101.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: Dr. Metodija Stojanovski
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $35.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $60.00
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CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe basic computer equipment and basic computer terminology.
  • Describe the processes involved in managing data.
  • Demonstrate basic Internet usage.
  • Demonstrate email skills.
  • Summarize computer shortcuts and tips.
  • Perform basic file operations.
  • Demonstrate how to quickly access frequently used programs.
  • Summarize steps to take when the computer is not working properly or needs repair, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment2
Lesson 1 : Parts of a Computer You Should KnowExam9
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 2 : What to Look For When BuyingExam10
Lesson 3: Commonly Used Computer TermsAssignment15
Quiz for Lesson 3 - Most Commonly Used Computer TermsExam9
Lesson 4 : Setting Up a Comfortable and Safe Work AreaExam7
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 4 : Virus Protection and Other Software That Should Be Set UpExam10
Lesson 6 : Getting Your Computer Up and RunningExam8
Lesson 7 : Surfing the "Net"Exam8
Lesson 8 : Sending EmailExam10
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 9 : Advanced EmailExam8
Lesson 10 : Use Your Media MethodsExam10
Lesson 11 : PicturesExam7
Lesson 12 : Word Processing BasicsExam10
Final AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 13 : Finding EverythingExam9
Total Points:157

Student Testimonials

  • "I liked all of my instructors, because they answered my e-mails completely. Thank you." -- Charlene T.
  • "I enjoyed the assignments because I learned much more than just reading. Hands on experience and learning is more beneficial for me." -- Regina B.
  • "Without being very specific, it touched on areas that enriched my particular knowledge on those areas such as security protection, word processing, and spreadsheets." -- Robert J.
  • "What was most helpful was using language all of us can understand. It was presented in an interesting way, and did not overwhelm me." -- Cindy P.

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