Lesson 1: Getting started

Introduction

Welcome to Lesson 1 of Everyday computer skills: a beginner’s guide to computers, tablets, mobile phones and accessibility. This lesson will cover everything you need to know to get started even if you are a complete beginner. We begin by exploring the various parts of a computer. In this course, we use the word ‘computer’ to mean either a desktop or a laptop.

Key words and concepts are in bold. There is a course glossary [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   you can refer to if any of these are unfamiliar to you.

This lesson is in four sections:

If you already feel confident on the basics, you can skip to the second or third section, or go straight to Lesson 2.

Learning outcomes