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[Introduction to Computers Tutorial]

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Overview

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The "Introduction to Computers" tutorial is in Microsoft Windows Compiled Hypertext Markup (chm) format and covers the most important topics encountered by beginners when starting their adventure into computers. The content has been tested in real world environment in classes held by the author(s), and also includes several games to make learning the basics of keyboard and mouse control an enjoyable experience, and Portable Document Format (pdf) files to print out as handy reference guides to for topics such as shortcut keys, font styles, etc.

The tutorial contains the topics listed below and includes over 300 images to help explain the topics.

This tutorial and it's handouts are free for individual use, and can be downloaded after viewing the Licence Agreement.
 

Lesson Topics 

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#1 Computer Connections
#2 Windows Desktop
#3 Navigating Windows
#4 The file system
#5 Browsing Components
#6 Windows Applications
#7 Keyboards
#8 Pointing Devices
#9 Editing in text controls

#10 Selections
#11 Fonts
#12 Styles
#13 Dynamic and Static text
#14 Templates
#15 Removable Storage Devices
#16 The Internet
#17 E-Mails
#18 Digital Images 

 

Reference Topics

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Computer Maintenance
Keyboard Layouts
Keyboard Shortcuts
Mouse Types

Screen Windows (Forms)
Top Ten Computing Tips
Uses for Computers
Windows Controls 

 

Games

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3D Tic Tac Toe
Battleship
Checkers
Chess
Concentration
Dice Poker
Hangman
Knight Moves
Noughts and Crosses
Reversi

Rock, Paper, Scissors
Rocket Blaster
Simon Says
Slide Puzzle
Slot Machine
Tetris
The Face Game
The Same Game
Towers of Hanoi
Video Poker

 

Printouts (PDF)

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#1 Contents
#2 Computer Setup
#3 Computer Connections
#4 Windows Desktop / Start Menu
#5 File System
#6 Navigating Microsoft Windows
#7 Screen Windows (Forms)
#8 ASCII Character Table
#9 Pointing Devices

#10 Editing in Text Controls
#11 Creating Selections
#12 Fonts
#13 Styles
#14 Dynamic and Static Data
#15 Viruses and Firewalls
#16 Removable Storage
#17 E-Mails
#18 Digital Images