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General Studies: Basic Digital Skills

Topic Basic Digital Skills

Being able to find, evaluate and classify the right information for the next research project, using the appropriate communication channels, operating applications and not forgetting data security – digital skills are becoming increasingly important in our society.

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Language: English
Lecturer: Dr. Marc Stockmeier
Target audience: Beginner

Short description:

Date 1:
Simple basic terms / basic functions
Character formatting
Set up and adjust page layout
Dealing with paragraphs
Manage documents

Date 2:
Tables
Outline text
Illustrations in texts
Headers and footers
Footnotes

Date 3:
Automatic creation of lists
Quotes / sources
Cross references

Date 4:
Create documents / document template for a thesis

Please note that the topics of the individual dates can be postponed as this is a new course.

Important: Date 4 can be adjusted at the request of the participants.

Microsoft PowerPoint Lecturer: Dr. Marc Stockmeier

Date 1: PowerPoint, simple basic terms The user interface Basics for creating presentations - an overview

  • Working with text (lists, tables)
  • Working with shapes
  • Working with objects e.g. tables from Excel (Images, Charts, SVG Graphics

Date 2: Create a presentation: Important presets Master slides SmartArt and the SmartArt tools Transitions and Animations Using and adapting design templates

Date 3: Link slides to each other Slide transitions Prepare and deliver presentations Printing of presentations, handouts and note pages Tools during the presentation

Date 4: Creating a presentation on the individual field of study Short presentation of the individual participants

Target audience: Beginner Please note that the topics of the individual dates can be postponed as this is a new course. Important: Date 3 and Date 4 can be adjusted at the request of the participants!

Language: English Lecturer: Dr. Marc Stockmeier
Target audience: Beginners

Date 1: 

  • Basics, basic functions
  • Working with workbooks
  • Formulas and functions e.g. Logic functions

Date 2:

  • Formulas and functions e.g. VLOOKUP / HLOOKUP
  • Working with charts

Date 3:

  • Data analysis with pivot tables

Date 4:

  • Evaluation for simple experiments / data sets with Excel e.g. sales data with the learned methods