This intermediate computing course follows the beginners computing course. It provides students with more detail on the topics learned previously as well as introducing them to new topics.
Suitable for those who attended a beginner computing course or are self-taught. It builds on the skills learnt on the WEA beginner course and provides students with greater confidence.
Who is the course for?
Students should have a basic understanding of computers. They should have attended the WEA Beginners Computing course. They should have good keyboard and mouse skills.
What topics will this course cover
The course will cover attaching documents to an email, recognising email scams and unsubscribing from emails. It will cover specific internet searches for articles of interest. Students will also learn how to save and retrieve their files from different locations. They will also use Microsoft Word to create templates. Also included is the use of social media.
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
1. Attach at least 2 documents to an email. 2. Explain 4 things to look for in a suspected email scam. 3. Save and retrieve files from at least 2 new locations. 4. Create and format a document in MS Word using a Template 5. Discuss 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages of using social media websites.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Students will be informally assessed through observation of tasks and print-outs. They will given feedback verbally. Feedback will also be given on the ILP at mid course and end of course. There will be a test at the end of the course where students will work in pairs, and feedback will be given.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Nothing is required.
Reading and information sources
No pre course reading is required, although students will need to read course hand-outs during sessions.
What could the course lead to?
This course could lead to the next, higher level, intermediate course and introduce new topics and build confidence.