Before beginning this section, you will need
to complete a computer literacy skill assessment at your local One
Stop Center. This assessment will determine if you
possess the basic computer literacy skills necessary to proceed with
this part of the online course. If you feel you
are not at this level, please see the Adult Basic Education
instructor at your location and ask for a copy of "This is the ON
Button" beginning computer literacy manual. Once you have completed
"This is the ON Button" you will be ready to continue learning more
about Windows, word processors and spreadsheets.
In this course, we will be using the
programs Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to complete a
variety of activities. Be sure that you have these programs on your
computer. Begin with the Introduction to Windows (if you are
not totally familiar with its functions) and then proceed to the
Microsoft Word program skill module. End the Computer Skills section
by completing the MS Excel program skill module. Each module
contains at least one activity. You will be required to complete the
activity(s) and email them to your ABE Instructor. If you do
NOT have an email account, you can create one free at http://www.yahoo.com or http://www.hotmail.com.
IMPORTANT NOTE! The
following files are in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required
to open, view and print these files. Click here to download and install the free
It is recommended that your print each
of these program skill modules out, so you can refer back to the
learning instructions when completing the activities.
Introduction to Windows
MS Word Introduction
This program was developed
by the West Virginia State Department of Education, the West Virginia
Workplace Education Program, and the Regional Education Service
Agency (RESA) V.