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    priscus

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    On a forum used by myself, (it is connected with my hometown) a poster asked for help to find basic computer skills course.

    He posed the question this way: "I have had computers for many years but the truth is I only know the basics. I have always wanted to learn more." and went on to explain not understanding PDF, JPEG, URLs etc.

    Because of constraints imposed by caring for his disabled wife, he has not been able to take up classes that have been suggested.

    Can anyone RECOMMEND an online course covering basics that could be of help to him?
     
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    The problem you have there is, if someone doesn’t know the very basics, they might find it hard to learn from “Online” resources. Also it also matters what operating system they are using, on how one sets about teaching.

    However here are two quite good ones.






    In my mind, it might be better to just get them a book. Here are some the web recommends.

    Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 10 Edition £4.66

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Computer-Absolute-Beginners-Windows-Content/dp/0789754517

    Computers For Seniors For Dummies Paperback £4.72

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Computers-Seniors-Dummies-Nancy-Muir/dp/1119049555

    Alternatively if you have a good printer I have listed the link to download “Computers For Seniors”

    Below.

    (The PDF is 21MB and 435 pages.

    https://ulozto.net/file/56WvZFsuP/c...2AwZ2BTD1LGHjAmHkZwuvMyO1p0MyJzgTnGyvJQMxAt==

    Use the slow download, it should take less than a minute.



    PS. for Priscus only. I would have used surreal English humour in this post, however I think we have already established it is completely lost on many on the site. I know you get it, but C’est la vie.
     
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    Thank you very much Madeleine, you're a star.

    Will pass onto him your suggestions.
     
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    If he doesn't mind paying, Lynda.com have courses like how to use Microsoft Office. They even give you a certificate when you finish. For a small price he can take as many courses as he wants with just one payment.
     
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    Thanks again. Will pass on all the information.
     
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    The guy never got back to me, so I am guessing that he has abandoned his intentions to further his computer skills.
     
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    at least the info is here for any future requests for help, :)
     
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    True

    I am sure there is a lot of information out there, but I did not feel able to assess the quality of any particular example, hence asking on here.
     
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