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Microsoft Digital Literacy: Basic Curriculum

Updated: June 1, 2009

The Microsoft Digital Literacy Basic Curriculum provides absolute beginners with the first course they need to begin to use a computer. This course is ideal for learners who are a bit shy about working with a computer and are using a computer for the very first time.

Microsoft Digital Literacy: First Course
This e-learning course can be played online or downloaded to be played on a local machine. It begins with friendly videos that explore how computers are an essential part of school, work, and modern life. The course then provides hands-on lessons about using the mouse and keyboarding.

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Microsoft Digital Literacy: First Course

Estimated Time: 1-2 hours
Prerequisites: None
Description: Computers are a key part of every profession and business today, making it more efficient and easy to conduct day-to-day business activities. At home, computers are redefining lifestyle from music, movies to games, managing your finances, and using the Internet. Knowing how to use the mouse and keyboard is the first step toward exploring the world of computers. This course helps you learn how to use the mouse and keyboard.

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Digital Literacy: First Course Topics

Lesson 1: Welcome to the World of Computers

     Objectives
     1.1. Describe the importance of computers in today's world.
     1.2. Describe how computers are used at home.
     1.3. Identify the benefits of using the Internet.
     1.4. Identify the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

Lesson 2: Mousing Around

     Objectives
     2.1. Describe the mouse and its types.
     2.2. Explain how to hold the mouse correctly.
     2.3. Perform the click functions of the mouse.
     2.4. Perform the drag function of the mouse.

Lesson 3: Keyboarding

     Objectives
     3.1. Describe the keyboard and its types.
     3.2. Describe the correct hand placement for the keyboard.
     3.3. Describe types of keys on the keyboard.
     3.4. Use the alphanumeric keys on the keyboard.



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