Talk:Computer literacy

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Hello , If anyone would like to get involved in creating a computer literacy course please discuss it here , .


Basic computer literacy; everyone has a different definition of computer literacy.I think any level of computer literacy is going to include the ability to preform number of simple tasks.The list that I use for my students is; 1: Open word/openoffice write a brief letter and print it. 2: Make a folder in 'my doc' and save the letter inside it. 3: Look up information on wikipedia and copy and paste to a word/openoffice document. 4: Send an email with the letter created in part 1 as an attachment. 5: Draw a chart in excel. 6: Lookup directions in google maps. 7: Make a short powerpoint presentation. 8: Turn on a PC , login , standby , logoff , shutdown. 9: Connect Keyboard, mouse and monitor.

I don't think they have to be done in that order. I've made lesson plans for some of these and will post them.

Comment: This is not computer literacy; it is strictly Microsoft literacy. The OS and applications are all MS products. Suggest either a) this be renamed appropriately, or b) be expanded to encompass other software builds. KillerChihuahua 15:16, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Your are incorrect when you say that is Strictly ?Microsoft literacy. 1: Open word/openoffice'' . 3: Look up information on wikipedia No MS here. 4: Send an email No MS here. 5: Draw a chart in excel. I agree , I should have added /openoffice calc , which I have now done. 6: Lookup directions in google maps One of the computers I use with my class for this is a mac.Google is not MS (yet). No MS here. 7: Make a short powerpoint presentation. I agree , I should have added /openoffice calc , which I have now done. 8: Turn on a PC , login , standby , logoff , shutdown. No MS here. 9: Connect Keyboard, mouse and monitor. No MS here

10:Scan a document/photograph No MS here. 11: Fill out online forms. No MS here. 12: Look up local public transport timetables. No MS here. 13: Spam and malware awareness. No MS here (technically)

So out of 13 tasks 2 made reference to MS products without also referring to an open source product. That hardly makes it an MS course. Any terms I use that imply this is an MS only course please feel free to edit and add to any of the content.

You are quite right to correct me; perhaps I should have said MS biased, perhaps? At any rate, in spite of my poor phrasing, it seems it has led to some changes. May I suggest that Internet skills be a sub-heading with associated skills organized under that? also the hardware tasks, well down the list, might best be listed first as a section of their own. KillerChihuahua 22:20, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi, Just a small comment after using your valuable material with two students. We only worked on the Wikipedia Search assignment. They had difficulty realizing that they had to use the formula provided by the website to calculate how many 24 degrees Celsius was in Fahrenheit. You may want to rephrase your question introducing "Using the provided formula..." A second comment was about the last question: the author of the book 1984. I would suggest using "1984" or spell the date out "nineteen eighty-four" as it is the key word used on Wikipedia to find information about the book. I believe that it would still keep the ambivalent component, without making knowing the novel a requirement to understand the question. I hope this helps and I am looking forward to using the website for some more assignments and post my comments. Thanks,

Adding a Page[edit]

I have been teaching some computer literacy classes at a local library. Is there a way to add a page for viewing without disturbing the current one? (The preceding unsigned comment was added by Coop.computer (talkcontribs) 2 April 2018‎)

@Coop.computer: What type of page are you wanting to add? This page hasn't seen much attention for seven years. I think you could change it if you wanted to. Also see Computer Skills for more current resources. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 02:14, 3 April 2018 (UTC)