Do you learn better by doing than by reading a book? Then these FREE websites may be just what you need to help you learn more about using a computer, surfing the Web, or diving into social media. They are all about practice, practice, practice. Try more than one for a little variety, and ask a reference librarian if you need help!
Using a mouse and other basic skills:
Computer Basics -- Basic guide to a computer or laptop, mouse tutorial, typing tutorial, and other basic skills to get you started.
Getting Started on the Computer -- Lesson on the computer, using a mouse, using a keyboard, and using ports.
Mousing Around -- a resource to help beginning computer users become familiar with using a mouse. Also try Mousercise for more practice using a mouse. (Both are from the Palm Beach County Library System.)
Peter's Online Typing Course -- A free typing lesson that may help you move beyond hunt-and-peck typing. Each lesson covers a few keys at a time, and allows you to practice each step as much as you want before you move on to the next lesson. Great refresher for those who already know how to touch-type but haven't done it for a while.
TLN Technology Committee's New User Tutorial -- Basic guide to a computer and its parts, plus lots of mouse practice.
Going beyond the basics:
Page checked December 12, 2018.
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