Internet and computers in libraries
LearnIT beginners' computer classes
Courses run for 6 weeks (each session last about two hours) at selected libraries. Handouts are provided to take away.
Week 1: Getting started
The basics of a computer system; understanding the desktop, programmes and icons; using the mouse.
Week 2:Word and the keyboard
An introduction to using the keyboard, typing a letter and simple tools of Word; also covers some of the basics of saving and organising your work.
Week 3: The Internet
An introduction to 'the Web'; how websites work and how to search and use 'the net' effectively.
Week 4: E-mail
First of two sessions to get you up and running with e-mail; how to get an address and basics of sending and receiving messages.
Week 5: E-mail / internet
A second session with more detail on using your e-mail and a look at getting the most from the internet - registering with websites and shopping online.
Week 6: Review and re-cap
An 'open' session for you to raise any questions and/or difficulties you have had with subjects covered during the course.
Once you've completed the course you can sign up for LearnIT Beyond Beginners help (LearnIT Lab), or if you feel you would benefit more from some one-to-one tuition why not consider the I.T Buddy scheme?
Courses run for 6 weeks (each session last about two hours) at the following libraries. Handouts are provided.