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Basic Computer Knowledge - Quiz
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This lesson is part of the Digital Literacy curriculum and is taken from the Northstar Digital Literacy standards for Basic Computer Knowledge.
The teaching and quiz are designed for ESL Level 1 and 2 students but could be delivered at any level with some modifications.
The quiz can be delivered in printed form, particularly with Pre-Lit students.

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Career and Technical Education
Education
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Author:
Brian Faloon
Date Added:
05/23/2018
CS 120 - Digital Literacy
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This course introduces terminology and gives an overview of the computer and information science. It focuses on the basic concepts of computer hardware and software systems, software applications, online inquiry, and evaluation of materials including ethical decisions. It also includes concepts reinforced in a laboratory environment. Through specific hands-on experience you will gather, evaluate, and solve real-world problems and form decisions based upon critical examination of today's technology.

This class is designed to teach you how to use a computer running a Windows Operating System. If you do not have access to a Windows computer or have problems doing assessments, please contact your Navigator to discuss your options.

Course Outcomes:
1. Identify current and future trends in computing and recognize various computing devices and their uses.
2. Identify the parts of a computer and their features and functions and recognize the advantages and limitations of important peripheral devices.
3. Identify and describe the features of desktop and specialized computer operating systems and understand the importance of system utilities, backups, and file management.
4. Explain why the web is important in today's society and why fluency in the tools and language of the Internet is necessary to be an educated consumer, a better student, an informed citizen, and a valuable employee.
5. Understand what a computer network is, identify different types of networks, and recognize threats to security and privacy.
6. Demonstrate the proper use of basic word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software features.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Linn-Benton Community College
Author:
Linn Benton Virtual College
Date Added:
07/09/2020
CS120 - Digital Literacy - OER (Public) Version
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This course is designed as a survey course to familiarize students with computer concepts including software and hardware, software applications, and living online leading towards digital computer literacy. Instruction in this course is provided through demonstration and discussion. Class time will be provided for practicing concepts as well as working through assignments; however, additional time outside of class will be essential to improve skills and complete the assignments.

Subject:
Computer Science
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Full Course
Provider:
Linn-Benton Community College
Author:
Sisi Virasak
Ziko Rizk
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Computer Hardware (02:02): Processors
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Before keyboards, printers, even monitors there was processing. Processing is the reason computers are computers. Processing is the ability of the computer to take in raw data and basically make sense of it.

In this video we look at: Microprocessor (CPUs), Moore's Law, and Motherboard.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Hardware (02:03): Storage
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We examine storage devices in computers. This storage lecture has been broken up into to two section, this one focuses on hard drives and RAM, the next video covered removable storage devices.

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Information Science
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Lecture
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Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Hardware (02:06): Output Devices
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Our last video in our Computer Hardware lesson, part of the Introduction to Computers course.

This video looks at the most common output devices found on a computer we also list out top 5 resources, be sure to check them out.

http://arstechnica.com/
http://www.cnet.com/
http://www.newegg.com/
http://www.tigerdirect.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Skills Curriculum For Adult Learners
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This computer skills curriculum is designed for teaching computer skills, MS programs, and Social Media awareness to adult learners. The curriculum uses visual aids, practical application and performance based assessments making it appropriate for ESOL learners as well as native English speakers. Each module aligns with the corresponding Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment. Teacher notes, vocabulary lists, and additional resources are included in each module.

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Full Course
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Author:
Sherry Lehane
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Computer Software (03:01): Software Basics
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The first video in the Computer Software series, part of our Introduction to Computers course. This video looks at the general types of software, software development, the software development life cycle, as well as explains what computer programers do.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:02): Boot Process
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Welcome to one of the most geeky videos in the entire series. This video will introduce you to the computer boot process, the way a computer starts from the moment you turn the computer on, till the operating system kicks in.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:04): Types of Operating System
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In the previous video we looked at the basics of operating systems. In this video we take a look at the current operating systems available to consumer. In addition to looking at Windows, we also cover the current Mac OS X, Linux and Mobile Operating systems.

Links from video:
http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Computer Software (03:05): Application Software
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Our last video in the Computer Software lesson, part of our Introduction to Computers curriculum.

In this video we look at the types of application users can find. We talk about business software and personal software. We also give our 3-5 to picks for viewers to check out.

Links from video:
http://www.lynda.com/
http://teamtreehouse.com/
https://www.udemy.com/courses/
https://evernote.com/
http://www.openoffice.org/
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
http://bricklin.com/history/vcexecutable.htm
http://www.cultofmac.com/90060/how-to-completely-uninstall-software-under-mac-os-x-macrx/
https://reporting.bsa.org/r/report/add.aspx?src=us&ln=en-us

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/25/2014
Creating a Spreadsheet
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Students create a spreadsheet to quantify, analyze and determine the experiences and views towards technology of the Computer Commuter users.

Students create the layout of the spreadsheet that best suits the data in the survey. Questions are in different formats: multiple choice and short answer. The student must determine how to set up the spreadsheet to make the data easy and efficiently understandable.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
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Author:
Mary Quick
Date Added:
05/02/2018
Database (08:02): Database Management Systems
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Database Management Systems is the software that allows us to create and use a database. This video looks at the DBMS, their functions, some examples of popular software solutions and a quick look at Structured Query Language (SQL)

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/26/2014
Database (08:04): Some Final Bits
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Our final database video. This one looks at some odds and ends. We examine: Data Warehouse, Data Mining, Big Data. I also talk about the ethics of data mining from the NSA and CDC, and how they are different.

We also give out top picks for the lesson.

Links from Video:
•http://www.w3schools.com/sql/
•What is Database & SQL by Guru99 http://youtu.be/FR4QIeZaPeM
•What is a database http://youtu.be/t8jgX1f8kc4
•MySQL Database For Beginners https://www.udemy.com/mysql-database-for-beginners2/

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Date Added:
09/26/2014