Computer Training

Computer & Internet Training Program:
This course is a broad introduction to the use of computers as tools for creativity, communications and organizing information. We do not assume that you have any previous computer experience, but even those students who are already advanced computer users will find activities to challenge them. In addition to learning the technical fundamentals of computer use, we hope to help you build your skills in researching information, making appropriate ethical choices about the use of computers, and using technology to help you learn on your own and pass your new skills on to others.

The role of the computer as a communications tool will be central to this course. We expect that much of the interaction between students and teachers will be conducted through electronic mail and other network communications technologies. All students will be given computer accounts on computers, as well as some space to edit and organize your electronic communications. We will also emphasize the use of the Internet as a tool for finding information and communicating with your peers worldwide, and word processing, presentation software, photography, image editing and video production to organize and communicate your ideas. The ability to use these programs which are commonly implemented in the workplace and in academic environments.