Lynda.com a great place for digital learning, free with State Library of Queensland membership

If you want to improve your digital skills try Lynda.com, the online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. There are courses from beginner to advanced, so become a member of State Library of Queensland or your local library or IKC for free membership and to start learning now.

Here are some great Lynda.com courses to start you on your online journey.

1. Scratch

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Learning Scratch with Todd Perkins. Beginner 2 Hrs 15 min

Scratch allows you to create a web animations, games and interactive stories, all without a single line of code. Originally intended for 8 – 16 year olds, Scratch’s web based platform is ideal for educators who want to incorporate programming in the classroom and for adult students who want to learn a visual language before progressing to code. Try this course for beginners and create your first project; load sounds, build a game, create sprites (reusable graphics) and make a character walk!

2. WordPress

WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. It’s a free open source content management system.

WordPress Essential Training with Morten Rand-Hendriksen. Beginner  5 hrs 30.

Learn to create your own feature rich blog or website with WordPress. Create posts and pages, format text, add images, audio and video, find out how to schedule posts, customise themes, install plugins and more.

3. Outlook 2019

Learn the basics of email with Outlook.com, a web-based suite of webmail, contacts, tasks, and calendaring services from Microsoft. It is one of the world’s first webmail services.

Outlook 2019 Essential Training with Jess Stratton 24/9/2018 2 hrs

Learn to set up your account, send and receive email, organise mail into folders, create new contacts, and work with the calendar including creating a meeting and responding to a meeting invitation.

4. Creating online Video with the iPhone with Nick Harauz 17 August 2018 Beginner 1hr 30 min

You don’t need a big budget to create a great video.  Mobile devices like the iPhone have transformed video production. There’s no need for a large crew or special equipment. In this course you will learn to shoot talking heads, capture slow motion and time lapse footage.  You will also find out about keeping your shots organised and post production secrets.

Why not visit Lynda.com and find some courses on skills you’d like?  There are over 7,000 courses to choose from with more added regularly.  Join the digital age now and get connected!

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