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TRiO Computer & Digital Literacy

Self-paced modules; Resources and support for computer and digital skills

1. Lesson (via Microsoft Digital Literacy)

You may often need to connect a portable device to the internet when you're on-the-go or in a temporary location. You can connect to the internet wirelessly using Wi-Fi.

Watch the following video to learn how to connect a Windows 10 device to a network using Wi-Fi.

Web browsers are the tools that allow us to access and interact with content on the web. Web browsers are apps, meaning that you can install them on your computer or phone. There are various web browsers on the market to choose from. Some of the most popular are Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. We'll use the Microsoft Edge browser for demos in this course, but you'll be able to use other modern browsers in mostly the same way.

Watch the following video to learn the basics of browsing the web.

Search engines are powerful tools that make it easy to find information online. These software web applications look through the millions of websites on the web to find specific content for you. There are a variety of search engines available, but you can use all web search engines in the same way.

Watch the following video to learn how to search the web using a search engine. This demo will use the Bing search engine, but the process is similar for all search engines

Search engines search through millions of webpages and often provide you with thousands of results that match your search. It can be difficult to browse through a large number of results to find the type of content you are looking for. Search engines do their best to provide you with results that seem most useful to you, but they can't always predict what you're looking for. There are some techniques you can use to help the search engine provide you with results that are relevant, so that you don't waste time looking through webpages that don't match what you're looking for.

Watch the following video to learn tips for searching effectively.

As you browse through search results and content on the web, it's important to be aware of the types of content you might come across. Anyone can create content on the web, so you can't trust everything you come across. Once you navigate to a webpage to look for information, you should be critical in evaluating the accuracy and credibility of the content. Information is accurate if you can verify that it is true. Information is credible if you can trust the source that published the content.

Watch the following video to learn more about how you can determine the credibility and authenticity of information you find online.

2. Additional Practice

3. Test Your Knowledge

Personal Skills Assessment