Computers for beginners

Ref: C2524957

Learners will achieve a basic understanding of how the Internet works, how to create an E-mail account and to write messages to friends and family. They will be able to put their newly discovered skills into practice. Learners will also be supported to converse over Skype.

Course aim

During this course learners will develop and enhance their skills in the Internet, Email and Microsoft Word. They will work at their own pace, with support and guidance throughout the course.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Use Solitaire to refresh/ improve mouse co-ordination (This acts as an Initial Assessment)
  • Open/Close an Internet Browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer)
  • ‘Surf the Net' safely and adhering to WEA computer policies.
  • Send and receive E-mails
  • Carry out Skype sessions with interactive games such as Guess Who? and Play Your Cards Right

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Writing pad & pen for note taking

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Computers for beginners

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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