Free course

Using a computer for study

Free statement of participation on completion

The internet is a fantastic source of information for any student, but how do you evaluate the information each site provides? This free course, Using a computer for study, will help you assess the benefits of information technology, providing guidance on the protocols for using email, online conferencing and real time chat as methods of communication.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how computers can be useful for studying
  • know the minimum computer specifications for a course or institution
  • understand what can be done on the web
  • understand how and where to find out more about computers and how they work
  • know how to back up files