There are hundreds of ways that computers can aid student learning. Far beyond learning how to type as well as learning basic word processing and spreadsheet facilities is a whole world of applications for students. There are applications to take students from basic number and letter games as children up to advanced physics and mathematics simulations for secondary and even teritary students. No proprietary vendor can give you the range and quality of applications that Open Source Software can provide to you for free.
Below we list a few ideas of ways to bring computers into coursework as well as just a few of the programs that exist to enhance the computer education of your students.