Microsoft, the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology all offer free computer courses online suitable for both beginners and advanced users. Several other universities and companies also offer free online programs for a variety of computer-related subjects.
Microsoft offers a free online course called Digital Literacy. The course covers topics such as computer basics, cloud services, productivity programs, security and privacy. The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium offers a free course that covers basic computer skills, email, surfing the Web and word processing. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a large collection of free university-level courses on its website.