I am planning to start some computer learning classes in March 2008, after assessing demand, focusing on the basic elements of computer use. I have noticed how many computer classes offer photo editing, Internet and email and word processing tutorials but haven't seen any which offer to show people how to use their computers. The list of ideas for topics is as follows:
It does actually have a very specific use which is applicable to all programs and knowing how it works will uncover all sorts of useful tricks.
It has come to my attention that some people don't know how to use Windows' copy and paste feature, or at least don't know some handy shortcuts and other uses, so this will help uncover this great feature.
The window hasn't disappeared, it's underneath! Learn how to put it there and bring it back and how to organise your computer working area. Tidy desk not required. (Otherwise black, pots and kettles may be appropriate)
It's your window into the computer. Learn how to set it to the way you want it!
Removing your excuses for not cleaning behind the computer as you will learn about the plugs at the back and how to use them.
Most people make sure their car's seat, steering wheel and mirrors are in a comfortable and correct position before driving so do the same for the computer to help prevent injury.
No, lots of photos and documents don't slow down the computer. Nor does running "Disk cleanup" speed it up. Updates are good (in fact important) for the computer and you don't need "registry cleaners", "system optimisers" or similar vacuous programs.
Email isn't the same mobile phones' SMS/text messages so compose using correct English, use quoting and remember - your recipient may not realise you are joking - so use :-)
21st February 2008.