Consult this list to find classes and training opportunities in our community:
Learning Express Library Database
(FREE to Library Cardholders)
Computer Basics Tutorial
Free, brief tutorial provided by the Goodwill Community Foundation.
Computer Class Handouts
The Akron-Summit County Public Library has provided a series of profusely illustrated documents introducing the basics of computer use and various computer programs.
"If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed."
This site lists several external websites that help one learn how to use a computer or mobile device, software and applications, the internet, communicating on the web, and child online protection.
Introduction to Computers
An introduction to computers designed with a new computer user in mind.
Introduction to Computers
This site presumes that you have little or no experience with computers and is designed to aid new users in some of the basic activities that are commonly performed with a personal computer.
Introduction to Computers-An Online Course from the Kansas City Public Schools
This is an introductory course to windows based computers. It is designed for the user with little or no computer experience.
Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101
An illustrated computer literacy course, including Computer Basics, Working with Windows, and more.
MacInTouch Home Page
Official Mac news and information page.
Microsoft Help and Support
"Search the Knowledge Base for solutions to problems, ask the expert if your problem is not already in the database. Download software updates, service packs and patches."
Microsoft Windows Lessons
This site introduces basic information needed to use Microsoft Windows-based programs.
"This online resource contains over 20,000 definitions of computer and computer-related terms."
"Next time you receive an urgent virus warning message, be sure to check the list of known virus hoaxes at this site."
Virus Hoaxes and Realities
This site reveals information about real and false computer viruses, using a traffic light system: green for real virus, red for a hoax, and yellow for undertermined. For more information about Snopes.com's rating system, click here.
Comprehensive dictionary of computer and Internet technology.
Operated by TechTarget, here you will find a comprehensive computing and information technology dictionary which is continually updated with current terminology.