Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Free Basic Computer Skills Course

Hands on a computer keyboard
Image from Pixabay
Computers touch most employment and nearly every education scenario today. Everyone needs to know how to use a computer, navigate the Internet, and read and respond to emails to register with a job center, or apply for jobs.

In response to the needs of the employment and education sectors, the Wisconsin Technical College System has created the Basic Computer Skills MOOC, a free basic computer skills course available as an open education resource. The free lessons teach users how to better operate computer devices, create documents, manage files, use the Internet, explore social media and more. Users can complete one, some, or all of the lessons depending on their needs, and the lessons can be used in any order.

A link to the course can also be found on Job Seeker, a collection of free resources, recommended by Wisconsin public libraries, to help build skills and find jobs.

This course was created through the INTERFACE Project with funds received from the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Act Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program. For more information, visit https://www.wisc-online.com  or read the Basic Computer Skills Course Now Available Worldwide article.

Written by:
Kara Ripley, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning