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Technical Requirements for Online Courses

Course participants needed to be familiar with:

  • Computer.
  • Email: Gmail account recommended.
  • Web browsing (e.g. Mozilla, Safari, Google Chrome).
  • Word processing and basic file management (creating new files, saving files, spell check, document formatting, etc.).
  • High Speed Internet Access.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF files. [If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, please visit the following link to download it:Click Here ]
  • Skype account [Recommended].
  • Access to YouTube [Recommended].

Minimum Internet access 2 or 3 times a week, daily is recommended. Participants must communicate with instructor if they are going to be away and without access to a compute from more than a week.