Showing posts with label computer training. Show all posts
Showing posts with label computer training. Show all posts

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Computer classes now available on YouTube

I've made the decision to video all my classes so that the students can watch at home and reinforce their learning without the pressure of being in class. This is the first set of teachings I've released publicly. I first started using Excel even before it was called Excel. That was in 1988 when it was known as Lotus 123. I used to manage several commercial high rise buildings I was responsible for back in the day. My then Boss thought I was crazy wanting to use the computer. The company only had the one computer, and of course there wasn't any internet. It just sat in the corner accumulating dust. Maybe there was some kudos factor I wasn't aware of. Anyhow we put the old girl to work and within a few months I had all the finances loaded and all the sheets linked.

If you are not sure what Excel is, its all about spreadsheets. You can use spreadsheets for household and business budgets, anything where there are numbers and more numbers. Its one of those programs I have enjoyed using over the years. To watch the class, click the video below, then click the "Play all" button.
Hope you find this useful. Let me know what you think. And please give the video the Thumbs-up. Ratings really help me a lot with YouTube. #ndyvcc

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Digital Literacy for the Elderly

Yesterday I got chatting with a group of ostensibly older men about their passion for Engineering. Inevitably the conversation moved to the internet and one very interesting point was brought to my attention.

  • Less than half of the Engineers in the group have or use email.
I was amazed. It just hadn't occurred to me that the advanced years of this group would roughly equate to a degree of isolation, at least from the internet perspective.
I guess the thing that really came home for me was the need to train as many of the "Silent Generation" and the "Baby Boomers" as possible and are willing, to connect with each other and loved ones via the internet.

The Engineers went on to indicate that learning the internet was out of the question, too much, too late and so on. But I have to disagree. These guys are so capable. They can rescue an old piece of rusting iron from beyond the black stump, and work away at it until it purrs like a kitten. Anyone that can do that, can learn to send an email. In about 30 minutes I reckon. In my humble opinion. #ndyvcc

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Joy of Training Adults

I always feel very lucky to training older computer users how to get the best from their computer & the internet. In many its like working with young children. Their response to those "ah ha" moments is no different that a child finding its mouth for the first time and the ensuing pleasure.

Today we learnt how to set up a blog and contribute to it. The questions were great, and the outcomes very satisfying. Only difference I can see is that adults are able to quickly capitalise on their new found skills.

I think the discussion on Ad Sense opened eyes to potential future income. Its at moments like these that the implications for the spread of the internet and its impact on business via programs like Ad sense and we can see what a different world we live in.

The blog the group set up is a private one, and the content is all over the place. But hey, who cares. Theyre blogging and feeling confident of their skills. Ticks all round.

Signing off from a mild Healesville evening, Nigel.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Computer Training

Author: John Mahoney

Computer training services are where a student learns by executing special training programs on a computer relating to their occupation. Computer training is especially effective for training people to use computer applications because the program can be integrated with the applications so that students can practice using the application as they learn.

Historically, computer training growth has been hampered by the enormous resources required: human resources to create a computer training program, and hardware resources needed to run it. However, the increase in PC computing power, and especially the growing prevalence of computers equipped with CD-ROMs, is making computer training a more viable option for corporations and individuals alike. Many PC applications now come with some modest form of computer training, often called a tutorial.

Online training is a type of training that is similar to computer training; however, it is delivered over the Internet using a web browser. Online training often includes interactive methods, such as bulletin boards, chat rooms, instant messaging, videoconferencing, and discussion threads. Online training is usually a self-paced learning medium though some systems allow for online testing and evaluation at specific times.

Computer training courses require careful review before selecting the right one for the user. Buying a computer training course is not as simple as it may seem. Besides the usual system requirements for compatibility, computer training software requires consideration beyond that of the system.

One can find several computer training courses online by simply entering the term in the Internet search engines such as Google or Yahoo. One must realize however, that just because it shows up at the top of the search results or even on the first page, does not make it a quality computer training course.

Before searching for the right Computer Training course, the user should make a determination as to the type of learning they need. Do you want computer training courses on Microsoft Office? If so, determine if what particular part of the software suite you would like training on such as Microsoft Word, Access or Excel. You can then conduct a more thorough search for your particular need and find those companies that focus on those areas as you drill down these requirements. This in turn will give you a more qualified computer training course provider.

One must not limit to online searches but also to other resources. Look through local community college, university and trade school course catalogs for computer training courses. Sometimes you will find that these are cheaper than ones that can be purchased online and they still maintain the asynchronous learning environment.

On the websites or in catalogs, you should find a more detailed description of the computer training courses offered. Each course should have its own description and a small overview of the course content and curriculum. Together with this information, the website or catalog should contain information about cost of the course, credit if the course is expensive and payment options.

The majority of computer training courses, especially those online, are independent study courses. There is no professor, teacher or facilitator to assist the student for most cases. Again, research into the history and reputation of the company providing the computer training courses is very important and depending on the price, could cost you a great deal of money and even harm your credit report if caution is not taken.

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