Backstage 101 free online learning community
Backstage 101 is a Sony sponsored free online learning community encouraging discussion and collaboration on the technology of everyday life. Since the website is sponsored by Sony, they are very keen to promote their products. The registration process encourages you to sign up for mailings about Sony products and services but this is not compulsory. The courses are well designed with the inevitable references to Sony products throughout the programmes which are not too intrusive.
With lessons in everything from personal computing, home entertainment to digital photography and video there is something for everyone with the bonus of a certificate of completion. The courses available change month by month and you have a specified time to complete each course.
If you are inspired to update your technology skills and knowledge the current courses on offer include:
Advanced Microsoft® Excel 2007, Part I: Analyzing Data
Graphic Design for Non-Designers
Road Trip Planning: Gear, Gadgets, and Navigation
Record Your Life with Digital Scrapbooking
Digital Camcorder Guide: Choosing the Right Camcorder
Find out more by visiting the website: http://backstage101.learningcenter.sony.us