Welcome to the course
Welcome to Everyday computer skills: a beginner’s guide to computers, tablets, mobile phones and accessibility. Digital skills are now indispensable in a society that increasingly depends on computers. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to get started in this digital world. It explores accessible ways to use computers and the.
People with different abilities and skills can explore and adapt the course content. If you are a complete beginner, we suggest you start with Lesson 1. If you have basic skills already, you can skip to the next lesson and start at the level that’s right for you.
Once you become more confident in your digital skills, you will have access to a boundless world of information. New technologies are constantly being developed, making everyone a learner. Even if technologies are changing fast, the important thing is to grasp the nuts and bolts. This is what this course will help you do.
For quick reference, you will find the meaning of any new words you encounter in the glossary. There is a quiz at the end of each lesson to encourage you to check your learning and on completion of the course, you will receive a digital badge and certificate of achievement. By the end of Everyday computer skills: a beginner’s guide to computers, tablets, mobile phones and accessibility, you should feel equipped with the skills to function inclusively in a digital world.
The course has been designed with and for disabled learners, in partnership with Lead Scotland and The Open University in Scotland (OUiS), with funding from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) Digital Participation Fund, matched by The OUiS. The course has been optimised for accessibility and should be compatible with assistive desktop or laptop computer, use Ctrl +/- to increase or reduce the size of text on screen as needed.. On a small mobile screen it may not yet be fully mobile responsive so using pinch and zoom to increase the size of text on screen might be necessary. On a
Please note, the download versions of course content (Word, PDF, ebook) are provided for the convenience of studying the content when offline, however the system cannot track progress through the downloaded versions as there is no feature to synchronise your offline progress when back online. To update your progress bar, click through the online content pages of material you have studied offline. The quizzes can only be attempted and submitted online.