Web Site of the Week: Free Computer Tutorials
The Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) offers numerous online courses as a way to help users learn the essential skills needed for living and working in the 21st century. Here, readers will find a compendium of courses designed specifically for users who don’t quite feel comfortable in the world of Computers. Each course is broken down into easily understandable lessons. Readers may progress at their own pace, building knowledge along the way. Courses include Computer Basics, a Mouse Tutorial, a Typing Tutorial, Internet 101, Internet Safety, and others. The Internet Safety course is an especially helpful tool. In it readers learn about passwords, how to spot email spam, strategies for staying safe while browsing, the do’s and don’ts of financial transactions, and even how to deal with online harassment. In all, the lessons on the site can serve readers who are complete newcomers to the world of computers, as well as those hoping to hone their skills. [CNH]
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