Get Connected

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DESCRIPTION

The Get Connected course provides an introduction to the digital world with networks as a foundation for connecting people and things. The curriculum helps students understand how to use computers and connect to the Internet. Get Connected also explores the human network and introduces students to the world of social media.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Students looking for a basic introduction to IT fundamentals
  • No previous knowledge required

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Get Connected offers the following features:

  • Illustrations and narrations guide students through each topic to help develop an understanding of the connected world.
  • Videos and activities reinforce learning and keep students engaged.
  • Quizzes and a final exam measure student comprehension.

LEARNING SUCCESS

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of computers and communications using electronic and social media.
  • Manage files and documents on a Windows-based computer.
  • Navigate the Internet and use search engines and web mail.

GRADUATE

Certificate of Completion.

 

Course Syllabus

FIRST MODULE

  • Computer Basics

    Identify different types of computer systems, internal components, and peripherals.

SECOND MODULE

  • Files and Directories

    Understand the directory structure of Microsoft Windows and how to work with files and folders using a text editor.

THIRD MODULE

  • All About the Internet

    Understand computer networking, how to browse and search the Internet, and how to use email.

FOURTH MODULE

  • Exploring the Human Network

    Create and use various types of social media accounts, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

FIFTH MODULE

  • Keep Yourself Connected

    Identify common problems and implement simple solutions for hardware, software, and networks.