Work with computers?

This topic will introduce you to the different parts and types of the computer and their functions. You will also learn the difference between operating systems and applications and their functions. Peripherals and portable storage devices will be discussed as well.

Access Information Online?

In topic, you will become familiar with the concept of the internet and how to access it using a web browser. In addition, learn how to use search engines effectively and how to evaluate the results.

Communicate Online?

This topic will show you how to communicate online effectively using email. You will be introduced to web applications that are used for instant messaging including voice and video calls

Participate Safely and Responsibly Online?

In this topic, you will be introduced to the safety risks individuals can face while using the internet including cyberbullying. Learn about online scams and how to avoid them. You will also learn best practices for more safely sharing information online.

Create Digital Content?

In this topic, you will be introduced to core features of Microsoft Office. You will learn how to perform basic functions in Microsoft Word. You will learn how to interact with text, pictures, lists and other types of objects. You will also learn about working with and creating PDF files.

Collaborate and Manage Content Digitally?

In this topic, you will be introduced to cloud services like OneDrive and how to apply their basic functions. You will also learn how to collaborate with others on Word documents. In addition, you will learn how to use Microsoft Outlook to manage your tasks, time and contacts.
Lesson 1: Interact with a computer

In this lesson, you will explore what a computer is, the parts of a computer, and how to interact with it

Introduction

There are many types of computers that are used for everyday tasks. In this lesson, we’ll explore what a computer is, the parts of a computer and how to interact with a computer.
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Describe the functions of a computer
  • Differentiate between computer hardware and software
  • Describe the primary parts of a computer and the use of each part.

Describe the functions of a computer

What is a computer
Nowadays, computers are everywhere, and we are using them for a variety of tasks. There are various types of computers that have changed how we live in many ways. Watch the following video to learn more about computers.

Video: What is a computer?

Describe the primary parts of a computer

Parts of a computer
A computer consists of many hardware components. Although there are various types of computers, all computers contain a similar set of hardware parts. Each of these hardware parts helps us use and interact with the computer in some way.

Watch the following video to learn about the hardware components that make up a computer.

Video: Parts of a computer

Describe the various types of modern personal computing devices

Types of personal computers
Computers come in many shapes and sizes. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages that make it suitable for certain uses and scenarios.

Watch the following video to learn about the types of personal computers, their differences, and their uses.

Video: Types of personal computers