21 June 2010

Self-paced computer training

If you're looking for computer training, check out the self-paced courses the library subscribes to for library members.

LearningFast is a program of interactive self-paced computer training. With LearningFast you can learn everything from the basics to building your own website and everything in-between.

You need to be a member of the ACT Public Library to access LearningFast training, and the first time you use LearningFast you will be asked to fill in a online registration form. From then on you will have access to both Teach Me and ICT Skills Benchmark training.

Teach Me has hundreds of fully interactive online computer tutorials covering topics such as:
  • Introduction to computers
  • Microsoft Office - covering programs such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Project and Outlook
  • MYOB
  • Searching the Internet Effectively
  • Creating Web Pages
  • Dreamweaver MX
  • Frontpage
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Reader
Each tutorial is supported by full text, searchable and printable online manuals.
ICT Skills Benchmark is aimed at the novice computer user. It teaches users eight fundamental IT learning competencies, including:
  • Information Technology Concepts
  • Functions of a Personal Computer
  • The Internet and Networks
  • Searching the Internet Effectively
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations
  • Databases and Filing Systems
Upon completion – users receive an ICT Skills Benchmark Achievement Certificate.

To access these great training resources, click here.