Resources for Trainers
How to conduct computer training in your community
Steps Prior to Holding Classes
- Locate a computer lab or laptop computers for instruction.
- Calculate cost per student:
- USB drive
- Computer lab expense
- Instructor wages
- Advertise beginning at least one month prior to the scheduled class date.
- Have students pre-register and expect payment prior to classes. (If you need help with setting this up contact email@example.com)
- Fewer students drop out prior to class when they have pre-paid and pre-registered.
- Download class roster sheet.
- Make registration deadline 2 weeks prior to classes to allow for the book order to be processed and received in time.
- Advise students to bring items helpful to their instruction: USB drive, pen or pencil, reading glasses if worn.
- Check computer lab to be sure you have:
- Operational computers
- Permission to install software
- Access to the Internet AND e-mail – each school and computer lab is different.
- Software for instruction
- Learn the locations of light switches, restrooms, water fountains, soda machines and the like.
- Projection screen or white wall
- Order your books. Allow two weeks to be sure you have your materials prior to class time.
- Each student should receive one book.
First Class Period
- Collect registration fees if you haven’t already done so.
- Check students on the roster for correct information.
- Distribute books.
- Welcome the group and introduce yourself – How long you’ve been teaching and how much you enjoy working with adults, your methods of training and tell them that they will have fun.
- Briefly explain location of the restrooms, pop cooler, when you’ll take breaks, etc.