NCEA – Computing / Digital Technologies

Resources to help you find out about computing and digital technologies

Library resources

Safari Tech Books Online
Electronic reference library of technology, digital media, business and management titles.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.
Computer Database
Find computer related news and information in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.
Access to the video library of courses and tutorials on software, technology, creative and business skills designed and taught by recognized industry experts. Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN. Please note: will only work in a modern browser. For example it will not work in IE8

Computing and Digital Technologies web resources

Adobe Kuler: Color Wheel
Enter a colour value or just click the colour that you want and this handy tool will suggest attractive combinations with that colour. Useful when designing web pages or colour schemes for design projects.
Computing Technology
Wikipedia's main category heading for all its computing articles from abacus to ZZT.
Fun and free online course that teaches you the basics of web development through projects you can do in your browser.
How stuff works - computers
This website contains categories and articles related to computers. The categories cover inside a PC, buses and ports, form factors, memory, networking, software and programming, computer security, and more. The site also contains articles referencing frequently asked questions and topical computer issues.
Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. You can even contribute your own material.
New Zealand technology news website.
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Free online training in a range of Microsoft products.
PC World - New Zealand
Web site of the NZ PC World magazine. Includes news, product reviews, how to tips and bug and virus alerts for PCs.
Thousands of articles, blogs, discussions and newsletters on web design and technologies from use of colour to server side coding. Aimed at professional web developers but very accessible.
W3 Schools
At W3Schools you will find all the Web-building tutorials you need, from basic HTML and XHTML to advanced XML, as well as CSS and Javascript.
Whatis? Com
Contains over 2,000 individual encyclopaedic definition/topics about information technology, primarily about the Internet and computers.

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