POWER UP YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

This list of online learning resources has been compiled over time. Many of these sites are used for training clients and also in my volunteer work when teaching computer skills.

If you want to increase your productivity in a software program, start with a free site and plan about 15 minutes per day to watch a video per topic.

You will be amazed at the end of one week how much more productive you become in such a short time.

EDUCATION/LINK SITES

  • Edx
    Free online courses from the world’s best universities!
  • 50 Top Online Learning Sites
    This is an extensive list of online learning sites for universities and other higher learning opportunities. It is an excellent list offering a summary of the types of topics covered and how easy (or not so easy) the sites are to use. The key word being FREE. So don’t skip this link. It’s positively amazing how much there is available to you on the web.
  • gymnasium.aquent.com
    Looks like a great resource for learning web basics. Free and you will get an exam and certification for completing.

COMPUTER TRAINING

  • www.gcflearnfree.org/office
    www.gcflearnfree.org/topics 
    This site is free and has all the MS Office courses along with basic computer training. It is a great start for absolute beginners who are new to computers.
  • Microsoft Office Training
    This site is free and great if you will be test on current software skills.
  • www.vtc.com
    Pay per month. This one has a nice range of courses — web/graphics/business software/A+ and network admin types of courses.
  • www.lynda.com
    This site is available for free through many local libraries’ eCollections. Check with your local library. It is an outstanding resource for online learning. I’ve used it for over 20 years!

DIY LEARNING ADVICE

I loved this article about how the tech field has a built-in need for everyday learning and how you can approach DIY learning to keep yourself up-to-date.

Learning to Learn

FOR ENTREPRENEURS

  • Growth.Supply
    Free resources for startups, everything from invoices to online learning. This site has extensive links to great online resources.
  • Follow me on twitter @sherriarnaiz for #smallbiztips