This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of computers and their applications in modern society. Topics covered […]
This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of computers and their applications in modern society.
Topics covered will include: introduction to computers, microsoft office programs, shutting on/off a computer, types of computers and their functions, computer hardware and software, operating systems, productivity software, internet/Emails, and computer security.
Introduction to computers
- Understanding the different types of computers and their uses
- Familiarizing students with computer hardware and software components
- Basic computer operations such as turning on/off a computer, logging in/out, and saving files
Operating systems and file management
- Introduction to operating systems, with a focus on Windows or Mac OS
- Understanding the file structure and organization of a computer
- File management techniques such as creating, renaming, copying, moving and deleting files
Word processing and document creation
- Introduction to Microsoft Word or Google Docs
- Formatting and editing techniques for text, images, and tables.
- Creating and editing different types of documents such as letters, reports, and essays
Spreadsheets and data management
- Introduction to Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets
- Basic spreadsheet functions such as formatting cells, creating tables, and simple calculations.
- Creating and editing spreadsheets to manage data and solve problems.
Internet and online communication
- Introduction to internet basics such as browsing and search engines.
- Collaboration tools e.g., zoom, Dropbox, Google suite etc.
- Understanding online communication tools such as email and social media
- Basic online safety and security measures
Presentation and multimedia creation
- Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides
- Creating and editing multimedia presentations such as slideshows and videos
- Basic design principles and techniques for effective presentation.
Troubleshooting and maintenance
- Basic troubleshooting techniques for common computer problems
- Understanding computer security and maintenance measures such as antivirus software and regular updates
- Data backup and recovery techniques
- Computer Hardware Computer hardware is a collective term used to describe any of the physical components of an analog or digital computer. Computer hardware can be categorized as being either internal or external components. Generally, internal hardware components are those necessary for the proper functioning of the computer, while external hardware components are attached to the computer to add or enhance functionality.