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Intermediate Introduction to Computers overview


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Introduction to computers class taught in 2009 - this was the first session when I talked with prospective students about the scope of the class.

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Intermediate Introduction to Computers overview

  1. 1. Intermediate Introduction to Computers The Next Step?
  2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Lynne Bolick Reed - Instructor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Services Coordinator for Catawba County Library System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd session I have taught – spring 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I love learning and sharing knowledge! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Your library system <ul><li>7 libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Branches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>St. Stephens </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Southwest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sherrills Ford </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maiden </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Claremont </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conover </li></ul></ul></ul>Have you been carded?
  4. 4. Intermediate Introduction to Computers <ul><li>Need to be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a mouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand how to click on links and go back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to read and understand a newspaper </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. More about the class <ul><li>Microsoft Digital Literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online, self-paced curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches basic computer concepts & skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free & can be used by anyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment test & certificate upon completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s take a look at it! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Computer Basics Course Topics <ul><li>Introduction to Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Common Computer Terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Performance & Features </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Operating Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Career Opportunities </li></ul>
  7. 10. The Internet & Web Course Topics <ul><li>The Internet </li></ul><ul><li>The World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating on the Internet </li></ul>
  8. 12. Productivity Programs Course Topics <ul><li>Common Features & Commands </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul>
  9. 14. Computer Security & Privacy Course Topics <ul><li>An Overview of Computer Security & Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting Your Computer & Your Data </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting Yourself & Your Family from Security Threats </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping Your Computer Secure & Updated </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Ethics </li></ul>
  10. 16. Digital Lifestyles Course Topics <ul><li>The Modern Digital Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Video </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Technology & Career Opportunities </li></ul>
  11. 18. Let’s go “online” and look at it.
  12. 20. Where to go from here? <ul><li>Options for learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class at the library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Main Library computer lab on Tuesday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work at your own pace until you finish the course </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I will be available to help you! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On your own: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At home if you have a high speed connection to the Internet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At the library at your convenience </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 21. Questions?
  14. 22. Decision Time! <ul><li>Main Library computer lab on Tuesday, September 1 st from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only have seats for 16 people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On your own? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can provide you with the web address to work on your own </li></ul></ul>