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Frightened of the internet? This free course, Web guide, will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the buttons on the standard web browser toolbar
  • search the web using a search engine
  • understand how to gauge the reliability of a website
  • demonstrate an awareness of web security
  • show a familiarity with the Adobe pdf document format.

By: The Open University

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Web guide

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This course provides information and advice on how to make effective use of the Internet, covering the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Subjects covered in this course include web browsers, the main features of a browser window, looking at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the Internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs. At the end of the course there is a section containing some useful tips and tricks.

Find out more about studying with The Open University by visiting our online prospectus [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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