Class Proposal: "Living in a Technology World"
This is a draft proposal for the class, "Living in a Technology World" (title suggested by Darren - User:Dheiber).
The idea for this class came from me, Joseph Herbert (User:Jwmh).
The basic premises are as follows: - What separates a "computer person" from a "non-computer person"? (note: these are usually self-identified)
Section 1: Getting to know the basics
This should entail only the *bare necessities* for operating a computer:
- physical care - heat=bad, liquid=bad, grounded surge protector = good, etc. (is this really "necessary"?)
- poweron / login / poweroff
- using the keyboard and mouse
- understanding the folders, files, and applications
Note that this doesn't cover the use of any specific applications (such as a web browser or a word processor).
Section 2: Getting savvy
Okay, this is where it gets tricky, and I'm not sure what it Section 2 vs Section 3.
- How do you know what to look for?
- How do you go about finding it?
- what are we even talking about; what does "it" cover here?
- Difference between "exploring" vs "changing"
- How do you make changes?
- How do you do so safely?
??===Section 3: Getting savvy - making changes=== um. basics of making changes?
right-clicking fits in here somewhere
Parts of a UI:
- status bar
- locating & changing -- settings (OS) + settings (applications)