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Your Computer – Working With Windows – Computer Courses for Seniors

Computer courses for seniors - using windows dialog boxes

Computer courses for seniors – using windows dialog boxes

Free computer courses for seniors

The next tutorial in our free computer courses for seniors is a tutorial showing how to work with windows. Microsoft Windows comes in various forms, e.g. Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME and others. They all have one thing in common – they all have windows. This tutorial shows opening, closing, minimizing and maximizing those windows. An elementary lesson in developing basic computer skills.

This tutorial will continue the basic computer training for seniors, beginners and novices, those students looking to learn online and qualify in The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) this lesson will cover Equalskills element 3.2.

This is an elementary part of using your computer.

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Basic Computer Training – Document Creation in Wordpad

Basic computer training - Document creation

Basic computer training – Document creation

Basic computer training

Everyone who switches on a computer, will, at some point, want to create documents and our free basic computer training for beginners and seniors shows how to get started. The online tutorial shows how to find wordpad, a word processing software, in your computer. The computer training then explains about font icons, shows how to change font style and size as well as text colour, before showing how to print and save the document. The tutorial is suitable for any beginner or senior and continues through element 4 for those looking to qualify in The European Computer Driving License (ECDL).

Being able to create documents is an important part of developing computer skills and this learning online tutorial is designed to get beginners started. More computer lessons in Microsoft Office Word, a more advanced software are available elsewhere on our website. Read the rest of this entry »

Basic Computer Training – What Is The Internet

Connected to the internet

Connected to the internet

Basic computer training

Our basic computer training course for seniors, beginners and computer novices continues with a short online tutorial asking what is the internet and explaining about the elements of the internet. The computer lesson is suitable for any beginner and for those looking to learn online and qualify in The European Computer Driving License (ECDL), the computer tutorial will cover element 6, the internet.

Understanding the internet is an important part of basic computer training and an essential part of  improving computer skills, during the lesson we try to answer what is the internet and explain how email, file sharing and particularly the world wide web fit within the internet.

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Internet – World Wide Web – What Is a Web Browser Lesson

Computer Lessons for Seniors World Wide Web - What Is a Web Browser

World Wide Web – What Is a Web Browser

Online computer lesson

For those following our basic computer training course for seniors and beginners this next learning online computer lesson takes a look at the world wide web and asks what is a web browser?

The computer lesson for seniors and beginners will explain what a browser is and what web browsers are used for. It goes on to cover some of the different browsers available to you, including: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Google Chrome, Safari and others.

Anyone looking to qualify in the European Computer Driving License (ECDL), this lesson will cover element 7.1 in the course.

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Basic Computer Training – Using My Email

Using my email - Email sign & envelope

Using my email

Basic computer training for seniors and beginners

Our basic computer training for beginners and seniors continues with an online computer tutorial, using my email. The tutorial takes a look at a basic Gmail account and talks through the email folders including my email inbox, sent mail and how to organise your email received mail.

The beginners computer training then shows how to compose email or create e-mail showing where to add email recipients and those mail recipients intended for information. The seniors online tutorial talks about adding file attachments to your emails and the limitations to consider.

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Computer courses for beginners – Word tutorials – The layout

Office Word Layout

Office Word Layout

The next of our computer courses for beginners and seniors takes a look at productivity and we start with Word tutorials, how to use Microsoft Office Word. This computer lesson demonstrates the layout of Microsoft word, because when you break down the layout and understand how Microsoft Word is arranged it becomes a lot easier to use.

In this word tutorial we demonstrate how the Ribbon is broken down into the three basic elements, Tabs, Groups and Commands. The tutorial then goes on to look at the home tab and the file tab, talking about the Microsoft Office button for those using word 2007, as the online computer lessons about Microsoft Office Word are shown using Microsoft Office Word 2010 but any differences with Word 2007 are pointed out. Read the rest of this entry »