On-line Computer Skills Training for Beginners & Seniors

October 17, 2018


Patrons of all ages have been looking for avenues to further develop their computer skills. This includes beginner, intermediate and advanced topics.


The resources available seem endless (ex. formal education, tutoring, videos, books, on-line courses, etc.), especially for the beginner, and it can be a daunting task to find a resource that's right for you.


To assist, below is a sample list of suggested sites that may meet your specific needs. Your going to see a myriad of options ranging from free to fee-based, and from instructional to independent leaning methods. Only you can determine which style and level of learning is best suited for you.


Minimally, this list should provide you with a good starting point. With time and further research, your bound to find training that meets your needs.





(Free) https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/subjects/technology/
GCFLearnFree.org  offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.


(Free) https://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/index.html
All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don't need experience to get started. Simply click the computer course below or to the left that interests you. You'll then be taken to the contents page for that course, and away you go. No need to sign up for anything!


(Free) http://www.meganga.com/lessons/
Meganga.com was created to fill a gap in the provision of computer training for the elderly and beginners alike. (Warning: lots of ads so you have to watch what you are selecting)


(Free) https://alison.com/courses
Alison is one of the world’s largest free learning platforms for education and skills training. It is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to making it possible for anyone, to study anything, anywhere, at any time, for free online, at any subject level.

(Free) - YouTube Channels (Ted-Ed, PC Learning Zone, GCFlearnfree, Technology for Teachers and Students)

(Fee-based) Lynda.com

Owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com is used by many professionals to jump start or advance their careers. There are, however, many items of interest (ex. photography).

(Fee-based) https://www.udemy.com/

There are thousands of courses to sift through, however, if you use the "Search" feature you can quickly find courses that are more relevant to you.

If you should be so inclined to learn about some broader and advanced topics, be sure to check out some of these resources: Kahn Academy, codeacademy, edX, Coursera, etc...

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