Email and Internet

Email and Internet module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.

Course Description

Email and Internet module focuses on getting you online and is divided into two sections. The first section, Information, will help learners to understand the concepts and terms associated with using the Internet and to appreciate some of the security considerations. Once you have successfully completed the course you will be able to accomplish common Web search tasks using a Web browsing application and available search engine tools. Be able to bookmark Web sites, and to print Web pages and search outputs. The module also covers navigation within Web forms and how to complete Web forms.

The second section, Communication, covers concepts of electronic mail (e-mail), together with appreciation of some of the security considerations associated with using e-mail. Once you have completed the training, you will be able to use e-mail software to send and receive messages, and to attach files to mail messages and also, organise and manage message folders/directories within e-mail software.

Course Structure

The ECDL Online Essentials / Using Email & the Internet course consists of 5 lessons in which you will cover the following areas:

1. Web Browsing Concepts: In this lesson, you will understand the terms: Internet, World Wide Web (WWW), Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and hyperlinks. You will also learn how to outline different Internet activities like: information searching, shopping, learning, publishing, banking, government services, entertainment and communication. In addition to this, you will recognise ways to protect yourself when online: purchase from secure reputable websites, avoid unnecessary disclosure of personal and financial information and log off from websites. You will also learn about the options for controlling Internet use like: supervision, web browsing restrictions, download restrictions.

  • Key concepts
  • Security and Network Access

2. Web Browsing: During this lesson, you will learn how to open, close a web browsing application. Enter a URL in the address bar and go to the URL, open, close tabs, windows. Switch between tabs, windows navigating through pages. The lesson will also cover how to access tools and settings of a web browser, accessing history, understanding cookies and pop-up. You will also learn how to add, delete bookmarks/favorites on a web browser as well as downloading and printing from the internet.

  • Using the Web Browser
  • Tools and Settings
  • Bookmarks
  • Web Outputs

3. Web-Based Information: In this lesson, you will learn how to browse the web using websites and search engines. Carry out a search using a keyword, phrase and refine a search using advanced search features like: exact phrase, date, language, media type. The lesson will also help you understand the importance of critically evaluating online information. Understand the purpose of different sites like: information, entertainment, opinion, sales. It will outline factors that determine the credibility of a website like: author, referencing, up-to-date content. And finally you will understand the terms copyright and intellectual property recognising the need to acknowledge sources and/or seek permission as appropriate.

  • Search the Web
  • Critical Evaluation

4. Communication Concept: The lesson will cover factors surrounding online communities and communication tools. You will understand the concept of an online (virtual) community. Identify examples like: social networking websites, Internet forums, web conferencing, chat, online computer games. Outline ways that users can publish and share content online: blogs, microblogs, podcasts, images, audio and video clips. During the second part of the lesson, you will recognize good practice when using electronic communication: be accurate and brief, use clear subject headings, do not inappropriately disclose personal details, not to circulate inappropriate content, spell check content.

  • Online Communities
  • Communication Tools

5. Using E-mail: The final lesson of the course will cover the use of the E-mail (Outlook) application. You will learn about, accessing an e-mail account. Outline the main purpose of standard e-mail folders, creating an e-mail, enter e-mail addresses and using a variety of fields. You will also learn about adding and removing attachments to emails, forwarding emails, saving e-mail and using the available help functions on the application. You will also learn about other functions of the application which include adding e-mail signatures, e-mail statuses and using the address book. The lesson will also cover, how to organize your e-mails into folders and using the calendar to create entries such as, meetings and new entries.

  • Sending E-mail
  • Receiving E-mail
  • Tools and Settings
  • Organising E-mails
  • Using Calendars

Qualification

This is an online self-learning and self-facilitated course only and in order to obtain a qualification, you must take and pass ECDL Essentials Exams. Please visit our BCS ECDL Essentials Exams section for further information.

Successful candidates will gain ECDL Essentials Award in IT User Skills (QCF) Level 1 qualification.

Duration

The duration of this course will be 2 months from the day of enrolment. Learning account will be automatically closed on the end date regardless of the progress you have made.

Cost

Self-funded, self-learning and self-facilitated online ECDL Online Essentials / Using Email & the Internet module costs £60.
Please note that no refund will be offered under any circumstances

ECDL ESSENTIALS EXAMS: Please note that the cost of taking the BCS ECDL Essentials exams will be separate. Please visit BCS ECDL Essentials Exam section for further details.

FUNDED ECDL ESSENTIALS PROGRAMME & EXAMS: Please note that Intech Centre also provides government funded IT Level 1 (ECDL Essentials) programme where both the learning and exam will be funded, subject to eligibility criteria. Please visit our IT Level 1 (ECDL Essentials) section for further details

Enrolment

To find out more about this course and to book an appointment with one of our advisers, please call us on 020 7354 5655.

Please be advised that full cost of the course must be cleared and you need to bring your Passport or Driving Licence for the enrolment.

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