A basic primer that will give students (and computer users) a crash course in understanding hardware, software, and using files; networks (including LAN, WAN and the Internet), network resources and applications, and email. An easy introduction to computer operations, BITS is a goldmine of information and an especially useful resource for anyone who has not used a computer system extensively or recently.
Penny Haselwander is Assistant Professor in the computer science department at Carroll College in Wisconsin. Michael Konemann is Associate Professor of computer science and the director of academic computing at Carroll College in Wisconsin.
Chapter 1: Computer Fundamentals Chapter 2: Networks Chapter 3: Communicating via Email Chapter 4: Finding Information and Doing Research Online Chapter 5: Basic Word Processing with Microsoft Word Chapter 6: Tips and Tricks with Microsoft Word Chapter 7: Web Page Basics with Microsoft FrontPage Chapter 8: Summary