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Computer Basics: Foundation


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Do you need to teach the basics of computers? Do you have time to prepare the course material? Well, let us help you! Our courseware training material for Computer Basics: Foundation will give you the foundation to understand computers and their abundance of uses. This program was designed with the teacher in mind.

The provided material will help the instructor understand and become knowledgeable in the field of computers. This course provides the materials to teach the skills necessary for adopting new technologies and helping students learn.

Our training material will enable you to feel comfortable in any teaching environment. The courseware can be modified to your individual teaching style. You can make it your own as it is fully, easily customizable. So you can change examples, insert your own logo if you want, or simply use the material provided.

Our training material will allow the teacher to spend less time preparing and more time instructing. The training material provided includes tutorials, study guides, lesson plans, instructor manuals and other resources that will help you train students in the Computer Basics program.

The Computer Basics program will help you fully understand topics such as: terminology; types of computers; anatomy of a PC; how a PC works; hardware devices; types of software and many more.

Section 1: General Concepts

Lesson 1.1: Basic Terms

What is a Computer?

What is Hardware?

What is Software?

What are Peripheral Devices?

What is Meant by Information Technology?

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Lesson 1.2: Types of Computers

What is a Personal Computer?

Mainframe Computers

What is a Network Computer?

What is a Laptop?

What is a PDA?

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Lesson 1.3: Anatomy of a PC




Input and Output Devices

Disk Drives

Power Supply and Fans

More on Peripheral Devices

Hardware Ports

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Lesson 1.4: How a PC Works

CPU Speed and Performance

RAM and Computer Performance

How Applications Affect Computer Performance

Other Factors

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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Hardware Devices

Lesson 2.1: CPU and Memory

What is a CPU?

What Does the CPU Do?

CPU Performance Measures

RAM and ROM.

Measuring Memory

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Lesson 2.2: Input Devices

The Keyboard

The Mouse

The Scanner


Other Devices

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Lesson 2.3: Output Devices


The Printer

Touch Screens



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Lesson 2.4: Secondary Storage Devices

Common Terms

Hard Disk Drives

Floppy Disks

Zip Drives

USB Flash Drives

Data Cartridges and Tape Drives

CDs and DVDs

Storage Comparisons

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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Software

Lesson 3.1: The Basics

What is an Operating System?

What is an Application?

What do Versions Mean?

What are Updates?

What is a GUI?

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Lesson 3.2: Operating Systems and Applications

What Does an Operating System Do?

What are Some Common Operating Systems?

What Does a Software Application Do?

What Are Some Common Applications?

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Lesson 3.3: How is Software Built?



Design Stage



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Lesson 3.4: Types of Software

What is Shareware?

What is Freeware?

What is a EULA?

How Do I Check the Software Version?

How Do I Check the Product ID Number?

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Lesson 3.5: Legal Issues

What is Copyright?

What is Data Protection Legislation?

How Does Copyright Apply to Software vs. Files?

What Should You Download?

What Should You Be Aware Of When Using Materials?

What Should You Be Aware Of When Sharing Materials?

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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions


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