Using a computer for study
Using a computer for study

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Using a computer for study

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).


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