To learn basic computer skills, review the tutorials and instructions on websites such as GCFLearnFree.org and CTDLC.org. Choose a section or topic you want to review, and click on the appropriate links to access tutorials. Alternatively, sign up for free on websites, such as Alison.com, and take an online course.
The Computer Basics section on GCFLearnFree.org contains multiple categories, starting with the introduction and hardware basics, and leading up to basic maintenance and the proper use of a computer. Categories contain up to five subcategories, each featuring multiple pages of information, images and instructional videos. In addition to teaching basic computer skills, GCFLearnFree.org also provides information regarding the Internet, Windows operating systems and the improvement of typing skills.
CTDLC.org offers several short articles covering the use of peripherals, accessing optical drives and locating saved files. The website also provides a short quiz that contains 10 questions pertaining to the information inside the articles.
By signing up on Alison.com via email or an existing social media account, you gain access to multiple courses, including the ABC IT course intended for beginners and various Microsoft Office courses intended for more advanced users. By clicking on the Start This Course Button, you can peruse the course overview, list of modules and the factsheet. Each topic area within a module requires learners to complete a test before the website marks it as green or completed.