Improve Your Computer Skills

  1. Start with Getting to Know Your Computer. These videos will provide you with a background to using personal computers and introduce you to your computer's features and functions
  2. Next, discover how to take full advantage of Windows—the world's most popular operating system—in Using Your Desktop. The videos here will introduce you to the basics of Windows and teach you how to personalize its many features for your needs. Here, you can also learn all about using websites and everything you need to know about how to work your printer.
  3. Finally, understand how to maintain your computer and keep your documents safe and secure in Keeping Your Computer Safe.

After you are comfortable working on your computer, then move on to exploring how to use the Internet as a tool for communicating with friends, family, and key business contacts, and for learning more about the world:

  1. First, find out how the Internet works and how you can use it to your advantage in Discover the Internet. These videos teach you how to choose an Internet browser, customize your options, and start exploring websites. You will also learn how to make effective Internet searches and use services like email and instant messaging.
  2. Next, learn the dos and don'ts of writing professional emails, a vital skill that will come in handy in job hunting and workplace communication, in Email Basics.
  3. Then, find out all about social networks and communities with the videos in Using Social Media. Learn how online communities, newsgroups, blogs, and more can help you find information, and explore the different features of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  4. Finally, Protecting Yourself Online will teach you how to defend your computer from viruses and potential online threats.