Required Skills for Online Learning 

  • Strong reading and writing skills, self-discipline and time management skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills

 

  • Knowledge of basic computer terminology such as:
    • drop down menu, log in, username, program, upload, website…

 

  • Ability to perform basic computer operations, such as:
    • Using keyboard and mouse
    • Managing files and folders: save, name, copy, move, backup, rename, delete, check properties     
    • Knowledge of copying and pasting, spell-checking, saving files in different formats
    • Sending and downloading attachments                                                             

 

  • Understanding basic computer hardware and software, such as:
    • Software installation, security and virus protection
    • Using software applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email clients

 

  • Ability to use online communication tools, such as:
    • Email (create, send, receive, reply, print, send/receive attachments)
    • Discussion boards (read, search, post, reply, follow threads), chats, and messengers.

 

  • Additional Internet skills, such as:
    • Connecting, accessing, and using browsers
    • Ability to perform online research using various search engines and library databases.