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