School of Information Sciences


ICT Learning Resources

Deweys denThis learning resource list is meant to be a guide only and is by no means a complete list. The ICT Skills Self Assessment will be available to incoming SIS students in the summer before orientation.

Basic Knowledge of Computers

There are many books on basic computing at your local library or bookstore. An example is "Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide ," (6th Edition) (Paperback) by Michael Miller.

You may find these electronic resources helpful:

Basic Computer Tasks

Using different types of productivity software

Students at UT can access OIT's Computer Based Training. There are several "Getting Started" courses on basic Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, among the many hundreds of courses offered. The website In Pictures offers tutorials of many software programs using easy to follow screen shots.

UTK offers IT Academy training for Microsoft Office and Office 365, through the Office of Information Technology. Many libraries and community colleges also offer computer training classes.  Most libraries have how-to books for using productivity software. There are several books at UT's Hodges Library on using Microsoft Office and Office 365. 

Using electronic forms of communication

There are many OIT Online Training Courses covering electronic communications. One course is titled Essentials of Electronic Communication.  All incoming SIS students are provided with a Volmail/Outlook email account. 

Internet Skills

There are several OIT Computer Based Training Courses about using the Internet. One course is titled Internet Fundamentals.

Moving Files

There are many books on the subject of SSH and STFP. "SSH, the secure shell: the definitive guide," by Daniel J. Barrett and Richard E. Silverman, is an example that is available at Hodges Library.