Learning online will be greatly facilitated if you have some basic computer skills before enrolling in a Web course. You can acquire these skills on your own or by attending continuing education classes at a local library or community college.
Check off whether you can do the following:
[ ] Browse the Web.
[ ] Recognize a Web link.
[ ] Use the Back and Forward buttons.
[ ] Print Web pages.
[ ] Create and edit bookmarks/favorites.
[ ] Download and install software from the Web (for example, Google Chrome and Adobe Reader).
[ ] Use Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh.
[ ] Connect to the Web using broadband.
[ ] Type using a Microsoft Word or other compatible word processor.
[ ] Open a file or document, save a file or document, and "save as" a different file type.
[ ] Develop a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.
[ ] Send and receive e-mail and print messages.
[ ] Attach files to e-mail.
[ ] Cut, copy, and paste text.
[ ] Move, copy, and delete files (for example, using My Computer or Windows Explorer).