Free basic computer classes are available online from many providers, including Microsoft and GCF Global. The classes are suitable for new computer users or instructors seeking a curriculum. The federal government provides additional resources at DigitalLiteracy.gov, including a locator for in-person classes at libraries.Continue Reading
Microsoft offers a rich curriculum for absolute beginners to computers, as well as intermediate and advanced level classes for general computer literacy, through their free Digital Literacy Curriculum program. The section of Microsoft's website devoted to the curriculum also features extensive instructor resources for those wishing to use the curriculum in a training program for a community organization or workplace.
GCFLearnFree.org offers online training aimed at beginning computer users who wish to improve their skill sets in order to find employment. Their online training interface serves beginning students directly, while elsewhere on the site, instructors can find curriculum guides on beginning computer use, including using computers to aid in a job search.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration offers a wide range of resources and links to free computer classes from basic computer use to programming languages on its website, as well as instructor resources. Part of the U.S. Commerce Department, the website also offers help with software and online resources for finding a job and starting a business.Learn more about Colleges & Universities