This course covers basic personal computer skills to include: email etiquette, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, the file system, digital photography and videography, and interconnectivity. The perfect student will have some, but limited or no, formal computer training.
The course runs approximately 2.25 hours and is broken into 12 sections. All sections except the intro and summary include an unscored quiz and all sections include resource materials.
Anyone interested in improving their computer skills should definitely consider this course.
In this, the introductory section of the Laptop Fundamentals course, Rick Phillips briefly describes each of the course's nine sections, establishes his principle target audience and sets learner expectations.
This laptop anatomy quiz is designed to help the learner recall key elements of the discussion and give some extra thought to what was discussed.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Visual Psychophysics with a minor in Computer Science. I worked my entire professional career within the computer industry specializing in relational database design and large-scale international databases.
Out of school, I went to work for VeriFone the credit card processing company because they were headquartered in Hawaii and I yearned to get out of the cold of Wisconsin. I started as employee #36. By the time I left, they were publically traded, had thousands of employees and billions in revenue. At the time of my departure, I was VeriFone's Database Design Manager and oversaw a technical staff of 125+.
I subsequently served as MIS Manager for Family Health International, Database Manager for A4 Health Systems, and CTO and President of Castle Worldwide. I retired from Castle in 2014 at the age of 55.
After retirement I was searching for a great means to keep my hands in technology. Teaching with Udemy has provided that venue. I enjoy creating the courses and interacting with the students. It is my new passion. Middle aged and young people are my favorite students - seeing them better utilize their new toys and skills gives me great pleasure, such energy.
I am a huge advocate of life-long learning and love this opportunity to share that passion with others. Remember, "keep on learning."