I currently live with my parents in New York, and I'm in the process of moving out, to Florida. I would like to teach my parents basic computer stuff that I've always had to handle for them, so they won't be so dependent on me when it comes to technology. Explaining these things to them is extremely difficult for me. I need to teach them the basics (including copy & paste), all the way to backing up, avoiding viruses, and dealing with viruses if they get one.
I was hoping that someone here knows of a site for free/cheap video computer lessons, so that my parents can learn from someone who is a better teacher than I am. If you do, please let me know.
asked Nov 21 '10 at 20:15
There is a website called GCFlearnfree.org which offers classes in most Microsoft Office products, they offer CEUs for all of there office courses.
*"GCFLearnFree.org is authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer CEUs for these programs"*
"All classes are absolutely FREE!"
"Learn at your own pace, on your own time."
"Earn accredited Continuing Education Units and a Certificate of Completion!"
"Finish the class in as little as a few days, or take up to 4 weeks to complete."
"You have a direct line to the instructor through your own private message board."
"Your instructor will review your assignments, provide help and feedback, and answer all of your questions."
There is also a site I used a lot when I was doing my GCSE in ICT that I found very useful, there site is broken into sections for each level of study starting at key stage 3. teach-ict.com I highly recommend using the GCSE resources on this site, they explain a lot of different areas of ICT including how viruses work and being able to show them how a virus works will make it a lot easier when trying to show them how to avoid getting infected.
answered Nov 21 '10 at 20:58
Hi, we make simple computer lessons - just like the one's you mention in your post. My mum, Jane, a computer novice, features in the lessons - she asks the right questions along the way, making sure the lessons are the right pace and skill level. You can see them on our website at www.teachingjane.com
answered Nov 23 '10 at 06:03