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October 2019 - What's Happening @ LWLC: Computer Learning Month

October is Computer Learning Month

According to the Computer Learning Foundation, "Computer Learning Month is a time to try new ways of using technology, to learn new technology products, and to share knowledge with others in your local community about how to use technology." Take time this month to learn something new and complete those computer-related tasks you have been putting off.

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Here are some websites that give an idea about the rationale and extent of computer learning in today's world:

10% of Americans don't use the Internet. Who are they? (Pew Research Center) - 2019.

A follow-up to the above article is from AllConnect: Smartphone-only internet users vs. the Lifeline plan - 2019

Computer and Internet Use in the United States (U.S. Bureau of the Census) - Sept. 2017.

Computer and Technology Use in Education Buildings Continues to Increase (U.S. Energy Information Association) (2016).

Internet World Stats (Miniwatts Marketing Group) - updated with data to mid-2019. Includes the percentage change between 2000-2017 as well as the number of Facebook users per country and continent (2017 data).

Main Reasons You Use Computers (eHow)

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Online Computer Classes

Best part is that they are free!

Free Online Computer Classes  (About.com)

GCF LearnFree.org - Wide range of free technology tutorials. This site was recently added to our Databases pages.

Home & Learn - UK site that offers free computer and technology courses aimed at complete beginners.

Top 10 Free PC Programs Everyone Should Have (ComputerHope) - Actually 10 categories and recoomened free products in each area.

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Resources for Computer Learning

One free resource that the Levi Wakins Learning Center accesses is PC Webopedia,  a glossary of terms and a quick reference for learning hardware and software terminology.

Another useful free resource is FOLDOC (Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing).

In addition to the above web-dictionary, here are a few computer-related books and e-books for your reference (text & selections: NF):

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