Assigned Reading

Make sure that the assigned reading is given to the students in a format that is easy to convert to speech. When possible, give all assigned reading in the form of audio files.

Since this is the first unit introducing computers, use one or two of the three mentioned assigned readings so as to pilot this system of reading before class and to give the students time to adjust to this pedagogical choice. Assign only specific sections of the material so as to not overwhelm students; also, shorter and more concise readings are more likely to be read by the students.

  1. Basics of Computers (Khan Academy Video)
  2. Introduction to Computers, Wikiversity (
  3. Episode 1: Introduction, Computer Basics Podcast