Do you learn better by doing than by reading a book? Then these 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!
Free Typing Tutorial -- Free resource that teaches you how to touch-type, or allows you to practice your skills.
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.
Social Media 101 -- Learn how to set up a Facebook page (and the privacy controls), find out how to tweet and follow on Twitter, or discover what other social media options are out there for you to use.
TLN Technology Committee's New User Tutorial -- Basic guide to a computer and its parts, plus lots of mouse practice.
For a wide variety of tutorials, see the GCFLearnFree website at www.gcflearnfree.org/topics. Choose from computer skills (including an introduction to Windows 10), smartphone basics, digital photography and Photoshop, math, grammar, reading, and more.
Page updated August 26, 2015.
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