Incubator Lesson Spotlight: Foundational Computer Skills

Highlighting a lesson beginning development in The Carpentries Incubator, Foundational Computer Skills.

The Incubator Lesson Spotlight highlights a lesson under development by our community in The Carpentries Incubator. In this edition, we look at the progress being made on the Foundational Computer Skills lesson, and hear from the authors about how The Carpentries community can get involved with the ongoing development of this lesson.

Lesson Profile

  • Title: Foundational Computer Skills
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Learning Objectives

  • To recognize different extensions and format of the data files and software packages
  • To identify appropriate software suitable to learners’ environment
  • To be able to download data, place in appropriate location, extract, and load data
  • To be able to download, install, configure, and test software

Target Audience

  • Learners preparing for a workshop
  • Instructors and helpers helping with pre-workshop setup

Lesson Progress

The lesson is in the initial stages of development (pre-alpha).

How You Can Help Develop This Lesson

We are looking forward to collaborate on the early stages of design and development of the lesson.

Contact Annajiat about this lesson by opening an Issue on the GitHub lesson repository and/or via the Carpentries Slack workspace. (You will need to join the Slack workspace first.)

About This Series

Incubator Lesson Spotlight is a regular feature in The Carpentries blog and Carpentries Clippings newsletter, highlighting the great work our community is doing to develop new lessons in The Carpentries Incubator. Developers of any lesson in the Incubator are encouraged to submit details about their material for inclusion in the series. If you would like to increase the visibility of your lesson and encourage Carpentries community members to contribute to its ongoing development, fill in this short form.

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