Primer on Efficient Computer Learning

What does it really take to develop your knowledge and skills using computers? 

We wish to focus in effective computer learning. That was the main topic we addressed while I worked in my Online Teaching Masters Level Certificate. 

Be aware that there is NO EASY WAY TO LEARN TECHNOLOGY. It takes learning the fundamental concepts of the technology, apply the concepts, and lots of practice. Also, it is important to understand that you just cannot learn technology by just watching a video. The video needs to be accompanied with examples files that you can edit to practice the skill. Then any video you see can add to your practice, but practice of the technology is the secret to learning.

  1. Clear theory and clear layout: You will need a textbook that CONTAINS A CLEAR LAYOUT and CLEAR THEORY. 
  2. Clear learning plan and clear examples: The textbook should be a “wholistic” approach to the learning process. The textbook should contain learning modules to build the knowledge, module by module. 
  3. Clear examples: Clear examples of how to apply the theory and how to perform the task, so you can reproduce the correct results. These examples include datafiles that are used and edited to accomplish the new task.
  4. Recorded Video Lesson: she Audio visual recording are extremely beneficial when YOU ALSO have the accompanying datafiles and the textbook to outline the steps to accomplish the task. Hence, you cannot efficiently learn technology by just watching a video, you really need a textbook, datafiles, and clearly explained examples.

You are investing time, but if you do not have all the materials to build the knowledge, you really are not efficiently learning. 

At TechRight Computing and Training LLC, we want to partner with you and your organization to make the using of computers really effective.

At TechRight Computing and Training LLC we are also available to provide one-on-one coaching or group training at a fair and affordable cost. The focus will be to support the most fundamental levels of skills and guide these to a more advanced level.

We plan to develop a book for Introductory Skills for Microsoft Excel, followed by Intermediate Skills for Microsoft Excel, and an Advanced Skills for Microsoft Excel. The book will be accompanied with completely recorded video lessons. The combination of textbook and video lessons makes it possible to really learn the skills efficiently. You will practice and apply the theory into you spreadsheet file. This plan and setup will make the design of the package and the cost to you feasible.

The instructor of the courses is Francisco L. Gonzalez is a computer instructor at PCC (Portland Community College) since 2011, and has been in the computer field since 1978.