Windows 7 and 8
This vis-a-vis course shall focus on the uses of new features for each OS, while highlighting comparisons and contrasts. The aim of this course is to allow students to (1) utlilize effectively whichever OS they are currently using and (2) allow the students to choose to either change or retain the OS they're currently using.
Using Windows 7
Released in 2009, Windows 7 is an operating system released by Microsoft. This OS was meant to be an upgrade from its predescessor, Microsoft Vista, so there are significant changes in how one shall use Windows 7 if one has been using any other OS. This OS boasts several new features. The purpose of this course is to explore these features and use them effectively.
Using Windows 8
Released in 2012, Windows 8 is the operating system which followed Windows 7. Massive changes have been made to its features, specifically making this OS mobile- and touch screen-friendly. Since Windows is now competing in the mobile OS market, Windows 8 features several applications that work quite well with tablets and smartphones. However, this change has been criticized by several Windows 8 desktop and laptop users. The purpose of this course is to explore these features and use them effectively.
At the end of this course, students are expected to (1) use the new features of Windows 7 and 8 effectively and (2) be able to troubleshoot Windows 7 and 8, and (3) understand the similarities and differences of Windows 7 and 8.
- Getting started with Windows 7
- Navigate in Windows 7
- Shut down and restart Windows 7
- Getting started with Windows 8
- Interacting with the Windows 8
- Logging out, shutting down and restarting Windows 8
- Customising the start screen
- Working with filenames extensions