Computer skills

Defining Essential Skills (2009)

Essential Skills, as researched and defined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.

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2009-06-24

Computers for Deaf Learners (2007)

The experience of the deaf in a hearing-majority workplace is filled with frustration, secondhand information and the annoyance of always being "the last to know." In 2007, Workplace Education Manitoba published the curriculum developed through a workplace essential skills project conducted at partner Boeing Canada Technology Ltd. in Winnipeg.

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2009-05-22

Defining Essential Skills (2005)

In this short document prepared by Human Resources and Social Development Canada, the nine Essential Skills are defined and explained. Information on these nine skills - reading, writing, numeracy, document use, oral communication, computer use, continuous learning, thinking, and working with others - is presented in table format. In addition a definition, typical applications and a workplace example of each skill is provided.

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2008-04-11

Basic Technology Workshop For Learners (2007)

This manual offers learners basic information about computers and information technology and is intended to be used in a hands-on workshop . It uses pictures and relatively simple and straightforward text to introduce learners to computers and explain how to use common software and programs. Topics discussed include
- Windows desktop
- using Windows
- using the mouse
- Wordpad
- Paint

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2008-02-28

Intermediate Technology Workshop For Learners (2007)

This manual offers learners who already have some basic computer skills information and instruction on more advanced computer topics. This manual is intended to be used in a hands-on intermediate-level workshop. Topics discussed include
- Exploring Windows
- Word processing
- Internet as a research tool
- Email management
- Basic computer maintenance
- Online learning sites

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2008-02-28

Technology Workshop 2 For Instructors Tutors and Coordinators (2007)

This manual is intended for literacy instructors, tutors and coordinators. While it has been written for the participants of a computer and information technology workshop, this manual would also be useful to individuals wishing to learn on their own. The following topics are covered in this manual:

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2008-02-28

Technology Workshop 1 for Instructors Tutors and Coordinators (2007)

This manual is intended for literacy instructors, tutors and coordinators. It offers basic information on the following computer and information technology topics:

Exploring windows
Word processing
Internet as a research tool
Email management
Basic computer maintenance and security
Online learning sites

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2008-02-28

Literacy and Digital Technologies: Linkages and Outcomes (2005)

This paper investigates relationships between adult literacy skills and use of information and communications technologies (ICTs). The authors use data from the 2003 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, which includes information for Canada, its provinces and territories, as well as five other countries thus allowing for international and inter-provincial comparisons.

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2008-02-27

Putting IT in Adult LITeracy (2007)

Tips and Strategies for Integrating Computer and Information Technology into Adult Literacy Programs

The “digital divide” — the gap between those who have access to the latest technologies and those who do not — is well documented. Bridging the gap is partly about providing technical skills and access to computers, but it is also about teaching people how to use technology in ways that are meaningful and empowering.

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2008-02-15

The ESL Computer Book: Microsoft Word 2003 (2007)

This workbook is an introduction to Microsoft Word 2003 and was developed for English as a Second Language learners for use either in a classroom setting with an instructor or as a self-teaching guide. It is one in a series of computer skills workbooks designed for ESL learners.

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2007-10-09

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