Getting to grips with Digital

Ref: C2225044

A progression course to solve the jargon and conundrums we all face when trying to find our way around a computer. Learn everything from switching on to all you need to know about Social Media!

Additional information about this course

All students will be referred onto this course by Under 1 Roof and all students will be in receipt of a means tested benefit.

Course aim

To extend learning and skills gained in the previous digital IT course and continue building confidence both individually and as a group. In addition to office and photo editing software, to recognise the benefits of actively using Social Media.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Word Processing & File Management - learn how to create documents from templates using Microsoft Word eg: letter, cv, flyer, poster. Create rudimentary filing system with folders and sub-folders.
  • Digital Photography & Photo Editing - learn basic camera techniques and uploading captured images to computer. Learn ditigal photo editing skills eg. crop, rotate, retouching, overlays.
  • Spreadsheets - learn how to create documents using Microsoft Excel. Enter data for an address book to form a database, use functions to calculate data, and learn how to style a spreadsheet attractively.
  • Using Email - creating a free email account online, managing your InBox, sending, receiving and forwarding. Create a Contacts Group to send email to multiple recipients. Attaching files and photos to an email.
  • Social Media - Learn basics of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Explore the benefits of using at least one of these on a daily basis to keep pace of both news and social activities.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Some handouts will be given but a notebook and pen would be useful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Getting to grips with Digital Course Outline

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You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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