The Internet and E-Mail - Beginners
2 classes • 4 hours + practice • $65
The ability of computers to communicate with each other has lead to the
creation of a world-wide information resource known as the internet.
This resource is now easily accessible to everyone through the World Wide
Web (WWW or "The Web" or W3), the graphical entryway to the internet.
This course will provide participants with an introduction to the Web and
its many applications.
These include electronic mail (email), search techniques using search engines,
downloading data files and software, access to electronic job banks, library,
medical and other databases, home banking, and much more.
The material will be presented using a mixture of lecture and hands-on practice.
Basic concepts and terminology
The World Wide Web and the Internet
How to access the Internet from home and elsewhere
Using Internet Explorer: navigation skills connecting to websites, bookmarks
Search techniques on the Internet
Search engines, searching using Boolean operators, searching for images, etc.
Using Yahoo.ca: sending/receiving messages
Sending/Viewing attachments (pictures etc.)
Creating address books
Downloading software and data files
Installing downloaded software files e.g. RealAudio player, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Last update: March 2005 (next update to be determined)