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.


  • 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.
  • Free Online Computer Training 
    This site has a list of links to online tutorials. Nice basics!
  • gymnasium.aquent.com
    Looks like a great resource for learning web basics. Free and you will get an exam and certification for completing.


  • www.gcflearnfree.org/office
    This site is free and has all the MS Office courses along with basic computer training.
  • Microsoft Office Training
    Office 2010 links are near the bottom of the page. This site is free.
  • www.vtc.com
    Pay per month. This one has a great range of courses — web/graphics/business software/A+ and network admin types of courses.
  • www.lynda.com
    Pay per month $25. Also annual or per title pricing. Primarily design-related, but also lots of business software courses. This site is now available for free through many local libraries’ eCollections. Check with your local library. It is an outstanding resource for online learning.


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



  • Growth.Supply
    Free resources for startups, everything from invoices to online learning. This site has extensive links to great online resources.
  • Flory Small Business Center Great resource for small biz startups in Prince William County
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