If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, DigitalLearn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed — in bite-sized pieces with five- to 20-minute lessons.
Starting out you can learn:
•Why you should use a computer — Reasons why you should take the time to learn about computers
•Getting started on a computer — What a computer is and how to use a mouse and keyboard
•Using a PC — Learn the basics of using a PC with the Windows 10 operating system (Windows 7 and Mac OS X also available)
•Navigating a website — Learn your way around websites and emails
•Intro to email — Get started with email
•Intro to email2 — Go beyond the basics of navigating your email account
•Basic search — Learn about search engines and get started searching the internet
The Being Safe Online section teaches:
•Accounts and passwords
"Job skills" includes:
•Creating resumes in Microsoft Word
•Online job searching
Additional areas cover:
•Being productive with Microsoft Word to create, format, and save a document
•What cloud storage is and how it helps
•Connecting with others through Skype video calls and the basics of Facebook including signing up, finding friends, and privacy
•Online shopping like searching and buying a plane ticket (very helpful since most airlines now add an additional charge to buy by phone)
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If you do not have a computer at home, just come into the library, and we will help you. So no excuses now; let us help chase away your fear of computers!
Sandra Dreaden is the Crestview Public Library's reference librarian.