Computing is an important part of everyday life in the twenty-first century. From music to photos and banking and communicating, computers have changed the way we work and live.
Computer is an advanced electronic device that takes raw data as an input from the user and processes it under the control of a set of instructions (called program), produces a result (output), and saves it for future use.
This lesson has been prepared for beginners as well as advanced learners who want to deal with computers. The lesson is also very useful for undergraduate students of computer science, engineering, business administration, management, science, commerce and arts, where an introductory course on computers is a part of curriculum.
After completing this lesson, you will find yourself at a moderate level of expertise in the knowledge of computer basics from where you can take yourself to the next level.
Knowledge of computers is not a prerequisite to follow the contents of this lesson. This tutorial assumes no background in Computers or Computer programming.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- define computer and explain why computer literacy is vital to success in today’s world
- describe the uses of the components of computer system
- differentiate among the classes of computers
- identify and explain 4 different types of computers
- describe situation where each type of computer would be used.
- differentiate among types, sizes, and functions of computers in each categories
- identify different types of portable computers
- identify differences between desktop computers and notebooks
- explain what wearable computers are.
- state some examples of how computers are used in society
- explain the advantages and disadvantages of computers
- boot, reboot and shut down computer properly
- identify possible threats to computer and user, and discuss their causes
- identify and discuss potential computer risks, wireless security and safeguards.
- demonstrate the responsible use of computers
- discuss ethical issues and society.
- discuss computer-related health issues/concerns and preventions.
- Lectures 14
- Quizzes 8
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 54
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
A WORLD OF COMPUTERS
TYPES OF COMPUTERS
COMPONENTS OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM