Computer Training (Digital Literacy)

 Whether you know a little bit about computers or barely know how to turn it on, this relaxed course can help you. As a beginner you will become confident in knowing the basics of computers, either for work or for your own interest– such as e-mailing, browsing the web and communicating with friends and family on Facebook.

Learning Objective: 
The program’s goal is to ensure that you have an opportunity to improve the skills you need to access, use and understand computers in order to participate fully in an increasingly digital society.

Locations: Chatham, Newcastle, Rogersville (French). Baie Ste-Anne (French), Eel Ground, Esgenoopetitj, Blackville, Sunny Corner and Boiestown.

This class can be offered in any location provided there is demand.

 Digital Literacy Class Times:


Wed 9-12 @ Retirement Miramichi
Thurs 9-12 @ St Mary’s Mir West
Thurs 1-4 @ Newcastle Library

 

 

 

 

Date and Time:Offered numerous times throughout the year, please call for details 622-1220.

Tuition:
All of our courses are free of charge.

 

DIGITAL LITERACY CURRICULUM

Computer Basics Purpose: Computing is an important part of everyday life in the twenty-frist century. From music and photos to banking and communicating, computers have changed the way we work and live. This course introduces the learner to the fundamentals of computing, explains the components of a computer, explores operating system basics, and shows the learner how to use a mouse and a keyboard.
The Internet and the World Wide Web Purpose:The Internet can connect the learner to people, information and resources around the world. This course shows the learner how to connect to the Internet, browse web pages, navigate web sites, and use search engines. The course also provides guidelines for determining whether the resources the learner finds are reliable.
Productivity Programs Purpose: There are hundreds of software applications available today. This course explores the most common productivity software applications used in business, education, and at home. The course teaches the learner how to select the right software for their project. The learner will become skilled at the fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.
Computer Security and Privacy Purpose: It’s easy to use a computer safely and responsibly if the learner knows how. This course will help the learner gain confidence in computing by explaining the risks and threats to computer security and privacy so that they can understand and prevent them.
Digital Lifestyles  Purpose: From cell phones to MP3 players to digital cameras, computers are changing our everyday lives. This course introduces the learner to new digital technologies, including digital audio, digital video, and digital photography.It explores how these and other computing technologies are creating new career opportunities and shaping the world we live in.
Email Purpose: With the advent of Internet, the face of communication has changed drastically. Now, the learner can send email messages with music and pictures to people who may be located anywhere in the world. These messages can reach them in just a few seconds.  However to send and receive email messages, the learner needs to create an Internet email account. This course explains the benefits of an email account and demonstrates how to create an Internet email account.

Testimonials:

“I was always afraid to learn how to use a computer, I felt like I was too old.  After taking Digital Literacy program, I can now email and skype my children that live out west.” K.M.

“I was familiar with computers before I took the class but the teacher went in depth and now I have a much better understanding of computers.” T.H.