Computer Concepts and Internet Technology

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The course presents activities that validate successful use of personal computers in a telecommunications-learning environment.  The course emphasizes the practical applications of educational communications.  Skills gained are essential for advanced on-line learning.



  • Demonstrating a working vocabulary of personal computer hardware and basic Internet terms.
  • Identifying and discussing the internal components of the personal computer.
  • Describing the various operating systems of the personal computer.
  • Installing and evaluating commercially available software applications.
  • Demonstrating the ability to communicate via the Internet using e-mail.
  • Demonstrating the ability to manage file attachments to Internet e-mail.
  • Demonstrating the ability to investigate and evaluate specific systems available for accessing the Internet in a given location.
  • Demonstrating the ability to do research via the Internet and applying research skills in reporting.
  • Demonstrating the ability to apply basic OS skills relative to general file management on a personal computer.
  • Demonstrating the ability to manage the processes of extracting compressed files.
  • Discussing the meaning and merits of a computer firewall.
  • Demonstrating a working knowledge of the Windows operating systems.
  • Performing file management functions used in the daily operations of personal computers.
  • Using commercially available software packages.
  • Discussing how to select personal computer software and hardware.
  • Discussing how to service and maintain personal computers.
  • Identifying communications software, hardware, and services available for personal computers.
  • Discussing networking of personal computers.
  • Evaluating the latest peripherals available for personal computers.
  • Describing the latest advancements in personal computer technology.
  • Discussing how to apply personal computer technology and applications in a work environment.