The YMC

The Core Concepts Series

Categories:
Computer Core Concept,Past Events
Posted on:
December 19, 2014

Participants will be introduced to techniques and strategies to help bridge the gap between casual computer use and more ambitious digital projects such as websites, email campaigns, or managing a blog.

Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will have hands-on experience with file management and organization strategies, including fundamental concepts such as the use of hotkeys and effective file naming conventions. Participants will also have experience using a variety of online platforms and collaboration tools.

Hardware Required

A laptop is required for this course.
The laptop may be running Windows (version 7 or greater), or a Mac (running OS/X version 10.6 or later)
In other words:
The laptop must be able to run a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari), and a text editor.

Software Required

  • Web browser, Google Chrome strongly recommended
  • Basic text editor (such as Notepad on PC or TextEdit on Mac)

Topics:

Computer File Structures

  • The structure of folders
  • File naming conventions
  • Zipping and unzipping files
  • Cloud storage

Online Tools and Internet Privacy

  • Understanding the structure and function of the Internet and web browsers
  • Common online collaboration tools
  • Advance online searching techniques
  • Image editors

Advanced Computer Navigating Technique

  • Finding and downloading alternative text editors
  • Commonly used hot keys
  • Open Source productivity tools