Do you learn computer at school or course?

@Zhizho (1352)
Indonesia
July 5, 2012 11:30am CST
Hi there. I just corious about this topic. Honestly, I learned a litle about computer and some programme of computer by outodidak or learning by myself. Yes, my husband helping me. he is my teacher. But I think, people who learning computer at school or join at some course institution have many benefit. Maybe because they have some experd teacher and have certificate when they passed. But importantlyyis how we can use the knowledge and skill that we have. Now, although only a litle skill for using computer, I am happy enough because can doing something with computer. Share about you though here please. Thankyou.
9 responses
@acey76 (1278)
• Philippines
5 Jul 12
I learned computer at work, during my college days it is typing that we're thought only when I worked I have been familiar to it, how lucky the children of this age wherein computers are within their reach.
@Zhizho (1352)
• Indonesia
6 Jul 12
Thanks acey for commented here. When learned at high school, i just learn how to type and do in word program. in that year we use windows 97. so simple. but now, we know that many program that more complete and make our work more easier. I agree with you that now, children could be learning computer early. Computer is not rich stuff now. and I love to introduce computer to my kids since they still.2 years old. There is a game programme that kids can learning computer, know how to using without they learning seriously.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
5 Jul 12
i knew the basics by learning them myself but at work, we have upgraded our system so i will be taking a few courses in the fall on Word. last year, i took an Excel course which helped a lot but i really don't use Excel much at work. i use Word more.
@Zhizho (1352)
• Indonesia
6 Jul 12
hi cher. Thanks for respond my topic. You are lucky because you can learn more at work and taking a few course. surely, glad to have some skills. I think, it can be help you to doing more better for your work. Although some programme of computer not need to using it now, but you have.the skill and someday maybe you need it. thanks for share here.
• India
19 Aug 12
When I was in school, there was only 2 PC. The strength of my school was around 2800 students. U can imagine how they might have taught us computer. Practically I didn't learn anything of computer in my school.
@jadoixa (1171)
• Philippines
18 Jul 12
i learned computer in school..we have a subject computer back when we were in gradeschool, also in highschool, also in college..but i learn to used it more when i was in college, when my parents bought us a personal computer at home and also i was exposed more in school, i learned surfing the internet in school at the computer lab also my sister taught me how to do it...and others i learn all by myself through exploration.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
6 Jul 12
I learned PC totally at work. Didn't have them when i was "in school" and I was working full time with 2 kids and didn't have time or money to take a class later in life when PC's came so common...but I did learn.I am not a geek and there's a ton I dont' know, but I have am self educated on PC and things about it. I think often it is better to learn on your own or hands on learning as opposed to book learning. To me..just reading about it in a book doesn't make much sense and things can happen in real life as you are working on the problem that dont' happen in the book so in a way.. you learn more and better with hands on. I'll never forget... took Algebra in high school for 3 years. NOt very good and it never made any sense... i just did what they said do. Had no idea why I was doing it or where I was coming from or going to.. but I did the "math". 15 years later I was working in a property management office and they wanted to analyze the profits/expense of doing the move out cleaning and painting of an apartment or hiring it out to someone else to do to see if we wanted to start our own company to do the work. I got into it and it was so easy and just made so much sense and next thing I knew... I was presenting the facts and accuracy of how much cheaper it would be for us to do it and still make a profit and have control over what was done and when. Next thing I realized... I had just done ALGEBRA!!! The y's and x's and the ( ) and all the rest... the letters were gallons of paint or size of room or labor hours! But I was doing ALgebra and LIKE IT!!!! WHy? cause i was doing it so that one, it made sense and two... helped me out! So... long as you learn... learn either way that works for you.
@MyShop24 (45)
• Philippines
6 Jul 12
To be able to learned the computer skills is by attending at computer school that offer computer course such as the technical college there are many to choose from what kind of a computer specialization do you want to acquire, in the hardware and installation of a desktop computer such as the troubleshooting and maintenance in short a computer technician, creating and writing a software a computer programmer, managing and maintaining the network such as the Local Area Network (LAN0 or Wide Area Network (WAN) which where we connect to the internet, the Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point they are called a productivity software which is in used as a office application
5 Jul 12
I taught myself completely. I did a course but ended up leaving it and just going to work on those days instead due to my tutor being an idiot to be nice about it.... People that learn in colleges and so on is fine by me, hey if they want a piece of paper saying they can do something good on them. In my honest opinion though nothing beats actual physical experience in any job field. I used to have graduates and so on coming into my store scratching their heads bragging about their computer degrees and yet couldn't fix their own problem. The problem was something somewhat simple and I blame their heads being stuck in theory work and not actual practice. Everyone is different though some do great and some struggle with the physical side of things.
@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
5 Jul 12
I learned using computer on my own but only basic I knew when I met my husband and had a relationship with him he taught me everything he knew in computer and even bought me new laptop to practice myself on how operate and do things in computer. I am glad that he taught me or else for sure I am going to hire someone who can teach me.
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
5 Jul 12
When I was in college we have a subject for computer. However it is only the basic one, I learned some techniques there. Fixing teh computer was not thought to us only the basic know-how. Furthermore, most of my knowledge about computer was all about my self-experience and based on what other did. Experience really did a great jon in getting more knowledge not only in computers but also in other stuffs.