Through the guidance of a student narrator, prospective flexible learners are informed of the necessary computer skills needed in higher education. They are also informed of the technology they will need, and the computer services offered by colleges. Four students stories can also be accessed, which entail flexible learners’ first interactions with email services, online reading materials, Word and Powerpoint. A computer skills quiz is also offered within this tool, allowing users to self-assess their current level of computer skills. Three different navigation pathways are available through this tool pending on the user’s previous experience with computer technology. Online services to assist students in improving their computer skills are also flagged.

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