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About this course
Be an expert using your computer
In this topic you will learn about the basic functions of a computer and how to use one safely. You will learn how to turn a computer on and off, and how to change the settings so that it suits your needs. The course will also teach you about the different parts of a computer.
In this topic you will learn how to use a mouse and computer keyboard to type text and numbers.
More and more phones and computers are being made with a screen that you can touch. In this topic you will learn about how to use a touchscreen on a mobile phone or tablet computer. The course will cover basic and more advanced touchscreen controls. You will also find out about getting the most out of your touchscreen smartphone or tablet.
What you'll learn:
Using a keyboard
- A computer keyboard is an input device used to enter characters and functions into the computer system by pressing buttons, or keys.
Using a mouse
- A computer mouse enables its user to move a cursor smoothly and intuitively across a two-dimensional plane. It’s therefore an essential input device for selecting, dragging, hovering, and clicking.
Using touch screen
- The touchscreen enables the user to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touch pad, or other such devices.
Using a computer
- Computers are designed to transform raw data into information. The computer operates under the control of instructions stored in its own memory unit and can accept inputted data, and through sequenced based logic, produce information, and store the results for future use.
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