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    1. 1. Learn How to Use Your Computer:Free Online Courses!<br />Michelle Vonderhaar<br />Technology Training Coordinator<br />Wednesday, June 23, 2010<br />
    2. 2. What Kind Of Courses Can You Actually Find Online?<br />Video courses<br />Instructional tutorials and exercises<br />Step-by-step instructions<br />Printed guides<br />
    3. 3. Online Video Courses<br />
    4. 4. You’ve heard of YouTube, right?<br />YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube<br />Believe it or not, YouTube is a great source for learning videos<br />
    5. 5. Using YouTube: How to…Videos<br />Want to know how to use Google Docs? <br />Click here to watch the video!<br />Google Docs in Plain English by Common Craft<br />
    6. 6. How to…Avoid Computer Viruses<br />What can you do to protect <br />your computer from viruses?<br />Click here to watch the video!<br />
    7. 7. So, How Do I Find These Instructional Videos?<br />Go to YouTube -- www.youtube.com<br />General search<br />Look at the channels<br />Create an account<br />Subscribe to channels<br />Add favorites<br />Comment on the videos if you like<br />
    8. 8. Other sites to find Videos…<br />eHow www.ehow.com<br />Instructional materials on EVERYTHING<br />Lynda www.lynda.com<br />Instructional videos on Microsoft products<br />
    9. 9. eHow Video SeriesHow to Use Facebook<br />
    10. 10. Lynda.com<br />
    11. 11. Is it REALLY free?<br />You CAN find lots of free content!<br />Remembernot everything is free and you need to really look at the web site to determine if there is a cost involved.<br />You should NEVER be charged without your knowledge. <br />
    12. 12. Let’s go back to Lynda.com<br />A portion of all of the online courses are free.<br />To get to the rest of the course and the exercises you need to pay a monthly subscription.<br />
    13. 13. Instructional Tutorials and Exercises<br />HP Learning Center<br />www.hp.com/go/learningcenter<br />GCF Learning<br />www.gcflearningfree.org<br />Microsoft Training Center<br />http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/default.aspx?ofcresset=1<br />Learning Express Library (This one’s different!)<br />http://www.mppl.org/research/subject1.html<br />
    14. 14. HP Learning Center<br />Join FREE online classes with instructors, other students and assignments!<br />You can do the assignments on your own, or ask questions and share your experience on the message boards with classmates and the instructor.<br />
    15. 15. GCF Learning<br />Self-paced online classes. <br />Articles and pre-tests, too!<br />
    16. 16. Microsoft Training Center<br />Look up skills you want to learn!<br />
    17. 17. Learning Express Library<br />An MPPL subscription<br />Lots of computer skills courses that you can take, and you don’t even need to have the program installed!<br />
    18. 18. Step by Step Instructions<br />About.com<br />Remember eHow? They have more than just videos<br />Google it!<br />
    19. 19. About…about.com<br />Search for step by step guides by topic or keyword<br />
    20. 20. eHow Articles<br />How to Download Digital Pictures<br />
    21. 21. Google It!<br />These all came up from Google Searches<br />
    22. 22. Newbie’s Guide to Twitter<br />
    23. 23. Setting Up A Wireless Network<br />
    24. 24. How to Use a Webcam<br />
    25. 25. Learn How To Type<br />
    26. 26. Can I Get Anything in Print?<br />Custom Guide – www.customguide.com<br />Microsoft – www.microsoft.com<br />
    27. 27. Other Sites You Might Want To Try<br />Learn That www.learnthat.com<br />Brainstorm www.brainstorminc.com<br />Look in the Free Resources section<br />The Baycon Group www.baycongroup.com<br />Tutorials and More!<br />
    28. 28. Other Stuff You Can Learn Online…<br />
    29. 29. Sign up to Learn a Language<br />
    30. 30. Learn German<br />
    31. 31. Learn Calculus in Twenty Minutes??<br />
    32. 32. Free Courses from Major Universities<br />
    33. 33. Questions/Comments<br />