1 Using computers on courses
1.1 Ways in which computers can help you to study
Courses use computers for a variety of different reasons. These are a few examples.
To let you explore ideas and concepts in more depth, such as by using a multimedia CD-ROM or DVD with interactive exercises.
To help you communicate with others on your course. Online conferences offer a way to contact other students and staff for information, discussion and mutual support.
To allow you to analyse data, see pictures or diagrams, hear experts talking, or solve problems.
To provide a means of learning about your subject in a different way, such as by creating web pages to learn about computing.
If you don't have a PC, you may be able to use one at your local library, as long as you don't need to install any software.
Find out more about using public access computers (accessed 7 November 2006).