Digital Literacy for Dummies

  • 5h 39m
  • Faithe Wempen
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

Learn to:

  • Enhance your work and personal life with technology
  • Use a computer, smart phone, or digital camera
  • Browse the web and understand the cloud
  • Become a digital citizen

It’s a digital world—don’t let it pass you by!

Do you wish you knew more about the latest technologies that everyone else seems to be enjoying, but aren’t sure where to start? Written in plain English for beginners just like you, this friendly guide makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, the Internet, the latest in digital lifestyle services and devices, and so much more.

  • Begin at the beginning — get the lowdown on different types of computers and how they connect, the components that make up a computer system, and how operating systems generally work
  • Get up and running — find out how easy it is to get connected to the Internet, search for what you need on the Web, send and receive email, and work with the cloud
  • How suite it is — discover easy-to-follow instructions for working with the four essential applications in the Microsoft® Office 2013 suite: Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and Access®
  • Safety first — get trusted, expert guidance on protecting your computer and data from harm—and safeguarding your privacy
  • Kick it up a notch — take your newly-acquired skills to the next level and try your hand at tablets, smartphones, and digital TVs, cameras, and photography

Open the book and find:

  • How software can make everyday tasks easier and more fun
  • Guidance on choosing a computer that’s best for your needs
  • How to set up a new computer and get online
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database basics
  • The latest features of Windows® 8.1
  • Everything you need to know about online communications
  • How to play music and movies on your computer

About the Author

Faithe Wempen is an adjunct instructor at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). She is the author of over 150 books on computer hardware and software, and an online technology courseware developer whose courses have educated over a quarter of a million people.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • It's a Digital World
  • Buying and Setting up a Computer
  • Understanding Operating Systems
  • Windows 8.1 Basics
  • Understanding Internet Basics
  • Working with the Web
  • Sending and Receiving Email
  • Clouds and Online Communication
  • Understanding Applications
  • Creating Personal Documents with Microsoft Word
  • Managing and Calculating Data with Microsoft Excel
  • Creating Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Storing and Retrieving Data with Microsoft Access
  • Protecting Your Computer and Data from Harm
  • Safeguarding Your Privacy
  • Expanding Computing to other Devices
  • Digital Cameras and Photography
  • Working with Music and Video
  • Ten Computer Problems (and How to Solve Them)
  • Ten Tips for Working with Windows 8.1


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