Buxton & District

Demystifying Computers

Aim: The aim of this short course is to provide an overview of how to use a computer to access information, communicate via email and prepare simple documents and numerical tables.

Tutor: Simon Rogerson 01298 26720

Venue: Study room at Buxton Library (to be confirmed)

Times: Four sessions over a 10-14 day period: The short course ran in May 2012 and the current course started on 22 November. Dates of future short courses are to be confirmed. This hands-on interactive course is limited to 16 people.

Session 1: 2 hours - Your Computer
Hardware components, Software, Cables, Networks, Storage, Terms, User identification, Security, File types,Backup
Session 2: 2 hours - Consume
Word Wide Web, Search Engines, Saving and printing, Websites, Downloads, Example websites such as U3A, PURE
Session 3: 2 hours - Communicate
Email, Attachments, Spam, Security and privacy, Email lists, Filing, Other forms such as blogs, social media and Skype
Session 4: 2 hours - Create
Composing text documents, numerical information, pictures

If you are interested in participating then contact Simon on 01298 26720

Can you help?
I want to build a jargon buster for everyone. If you have a good definition of a piece of computer jargon then email [srog.u3a@btinternet.com] it to me with its source and I will consider adding it to the Jargon Buster page. Thanks Simon

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