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Excel 2003 | The Essentials by Motion Training
If your work calls for Microsoft Excel expertise or if you’re simply interested in learning one of the most powerful Microsoft Office programs - let Motion Training be your guide. Over the course of 11 lessons, you’ll learn: proper use of Excel workbooks, formulas, functions (including AutoFill, AutoSum, and more), cell formatting, chart setup, and printing tips. Each lesson consists of step-by-step instructions and practice .xls spreadsheets.
DIY Beaded Jewelry by The O'Neil Sisters
Bracelets, necklaces, earrings... department store jewelry can quickly add up. Learn to make your own jewelry as an easy, creative, and inexpensive alternative. This jewelry-making course by DIY decorators and bloggers Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil teaches you to make stunning jewelry, step-by-step -- from chain length, to bead and clasp choices, and more. Each lesson covers the wire-work and beading skills needed to complete the project and includes links to recommended tools and materials.
Sunset's Essentials of Wine by Sunset Seminars
Tired of getting that same old bottle of wine? This course will open you up to a new world of tastes and textures - and will quickly have you scrambling for new varieties at your local grocery store. Learn how to store and aerate your wine for the greatest enjoyment and, most importantly, learn to appreciate the taste, feel, and smell of your wine as Sara Schneider - Wine Editor at Sunset Magazine - explores varietals from France, Spain, California, Australia, and more.
French for Beginners by Learn French with Alexa
People from all over the world enjoy learning how to speak French with Alexa's popular French lessons. They’re fun, friendly, and stress-free! In this course, Alexa will teach you how to greet people in French; pronounce the French alphabet and numbers; talk about the days of the week and months of the year; how to conjugate common -- and more. Whether you're a beginner, or want to brush up on the basics, French for Beginners will lay a solid foundation for future learning.
Cheese Making 101 by Gavin Webber
Break free from the chains of dull and expensive supermarket cheese! In this course by Little Green Cheese, you’ll learn how to make four types of cheese from start to finish. You’ll begin with a simpler cream cheese and work your way towards more advanced cheeses - like parmesan and stilton. Each lesson comes with a list of equipment, detailed recipe, and aging recommendations. You’ll also learn how to wax a wheel of cheese to preserve freshness for harder, drier cheeses like cheddar.
How to Play Ukulele by Kalani Music
Whether you want to ease your way into stringed instruments or jam out to some Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - the ukulele is a perfect instrument for you. Over the course of 9 lessons, Kalani teaches you how to hold and strum the ukulele, read chord charts and diagrams, perform basic maintenance on your uke, and play the chords you needed for beginner and intermediate level songs. With a focus on playing with others, this course will also help you grow as a musician.
DSLR Photography for Beginners by Ken at EasyDSLR
This comprehensive course by professional photographer and photo enthusiast Ken Schultz will help you master the essentials of DSLR photography. Go over basic principles like DSLR camera features and what should be in your camera kit. Then, learn about DSLR settings and photography concepts such as depth of field, white balance, shutter speed, aperture size, exposure, flash photography, and more - including creative and custom ways to use your DSLR camera.
Fast & Easy Flower Arranging by uBloom
We’re not all florists, but with the help of uBloom’s J Schwanke, you can learn to make beautiful (and easy!) floral arrangements. This fun DIY course teaches how to arrange flower centerpieces and accents using props, ribbons, non-traditional vases, and more. With lessons ranging from rose bouquets, to calla lily arrangements and hydrangeas - you’ll be sure to find a look for any occasion. Throughout the course, you’ll also learn professional tips for helping your flowers stay beautiful longer.
Learn to Code HTML & CSS by LearnToProgram
Learning how to code has never been so simple! This 27-lesson beginner’s course from Learn to Program teaches you how to create a website from scratch using HTML and CSS. Start with an overview of web development before delving into the structure of HTML and XHTML documents. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to code links, inputs, and comments in HTML; style and format content with CSS; and more. Each lesson is accompanied by a screencast and exercises to reinforce your understanding.
Master the Chef's Knife by Rouxbe Cooking School
Learn how to handle your knives like a professional chef with Rouxbe Cooking School. This course teaches you how to select the best knives and cutting boards for your kitchen needs - plus how to chop, julienne, slice, and cut ingredients of all shapes and sizes. Each lesson includes recipe attachments, links to recommended products, and interactive exercises to reinforce your understanding. Whether you’re a beginner chef - or just want to make food prep more efficient - this course is for you.
Ableton Live Crash Course by Robin Nixon
If you’re an electronic music lover, then you’ll love this crash course in Ableton Live - a popular music sequencer and digital audio workstation. Robin Nixon walks you through the detailed process for recreating songs - from creating bass lines and percussion tracks, to adding synth ambiance, ‘waa waa,’ and more. You’ll also learn to improve audio quality with the EQ and make custom tweaks before exporting your final songs. Take these principles and start mixing songs today!
Adobe Flash for Beginners by Incredible Tutorials
In this beginners course, Chad of Incredible Tutorials gives you a jumpstart on mastering Adobe Flash by teaching you how to download and navigate the program, use popular tools, handle graphics (such as raster and vector), do basic animation - and more. Each lesson visually demonstrates the topics you'll learn and includes example files that you can follow along with. Designed for users with Flash CS5 or above, users with CS4 will still be able leverage most of the skills covered.
Beginner's Guide to Playing Guitar by Your Guitar Sage
Even the greatest guitarists started small. This 36-lesson course will give you the tools to establish a solid foundation for playing the acoustic or electric guitar. Start by learning the anatomy of your instrument and standard tuning - and work your way towards playing your first chords. You’ll have to work your way through disappointment, frustration, and lots of calluses—but it’s all worth it. At the end of this course, you’ll know how to use tabs, chord stamps, and chord charts to play your favorite songs!
Calculus I Essentials by integralCALC
Need some tips for Calculus 1A? Or maybe you’re madly reviewing for tomorrow's math test? Either way, never fear - Krista, an experienced math tutor, will help you understand the world of calculus, step-by-step. Start by learning the difference between a function and an equation - and how to analyze a function's graph for continuity and limits. Then, step into the world of tangent lines, differentiation, and more. Each lesson includes examples and sample problems to help you along the way.
Conversational Italian for Beginners by Learn Italian Easy
Taking a trip to Italy? Basic conversational skills will help you access parts of the country that are off-limits to most tourists. In this 20-lesson course for beginners, start with basic greetings, words, and phrases and work towards specialized vocabulary for activities like taking the train, going to a soccer game, and even getting a haircut. With repeated practice of each word and an emphasis on pronunciation, Emilia Chiatti will help mold you into an impressive Italian conversationalist.
Digital Scrapbooking 101 by Studio Scrapping
Whatever happened to the unique, decorated scrapbook full of photographs and other memorabilia? Has the age of Facebook and Instagram digital photo albums taken over? Not quite! You can still create beautiful scrapbooks, full of love - digitally - with an online scrapbooking studio and Adobe Photoshop Elements. In this course, Amy Ulen from Studio Scrapping walks you through every aspect of digital scrapbooking, from setting up Studio J to customizing frames and templates with finishes touches.
DIY Projects for the Home by Crafty Gemini
In this series of crafting and sewing lessons, Crafty Gemini exemplifies the phrase “do-it-yourself.” From making your own soap to creating reusable sandwich bags, this course teaches you how to do fun and handy projects around the home. You should know how to use a sewing machine (or be willing to sew by hand) and understand basic sewing techniques. Each lesson includes links to recommended tools and materials, and detailed instructions for your next DIY project!
Essentials of Ruby on Rails by Professor Paul Krause
Develop your own web application with a state-of-the-art, open source framework and programming language! This 27-lesson course explores the world of Ruby on Rails. Get started with basic app concepts such as the model-view-controller (MVC), choosing an IDE, version control, and early deployment - before diving into the nitty gritty of creating your own app with Ruby on Rails. You’ll also learn about Active Record, styling your app with HTML5 and CSS, and using Ruby Gems for more functionality.
Excel 2010 | The Essentials by Motion Training
Whether you’re a beginner or have Excel experience, this course will help you master one of the most powerful Microsoft Office programs available. Motion Training will covers the fundamental skills you need to become a power user, including: proper spreadsheet set up, workbooks, calculations, formulas, functions (such as AutoFill and AutoSum), cell formatting, and charting. All lessons include .xlsx files so you can follow along for practice. Note that videos show Excel 2010.
Five-Minute Philosophy by Plato Footnote
Philosophy is one of the oldest disciplines in existence and is the vessel for discussions about miracles, gods, and religion - among other things. Over the course of 12 lessons, learn about the history, types and notable characters of the study of philosophy. Plato Footnote delves into the science of philosophy, the philosophy of science, and how separate science and philosophy really are. Learn basics like “what is philosophy?” (literally the ‘love of wisdom’) to subjects like neuroethics, metaphysics, and reductionism.
How to Code in HTML by Eduonix
Coding your own website beats hiring someone to do it for you; it’s inexpensive and rewarding! This extensive course from Eduonix Technologies delves into everything you need to know about HTML coding. For each new topic, you’ll experience a detailed lecture on the subject that lays out the groundwork, then you’ll see the coding in action from start to finish. Find out how to code with HTML5 and CSS3 from creating tables and lists on a webpage to developing your own HTML5 mobile phone app! Coding is an essential do-it-yourself skill to know in the age of social media.
How to Facilitate a Drum Circle by Kalani Music
Take the lead in your community by starting a drum circle. Not sure where to start? Over the course of eight lessons, Kalani Music will teach you what a drum circle is, how it differs from other forms of community drumming, which percussion instruments can be played - and more. You’ll also learn how to apply your experience to both facilitating and conducting an improvised drumming session. You may even find a bit of “tian” (heaven) on Earth, if only for a few seconds.
How to Find Success as a Writer by Teresa Funke - Writer's Coach
Do you love to write, but can’t seem to find the time for it? Nationally known author, speaker, and writer's coach Teresa Funke will help you find time to write regularly - and pave the path to your own definition of success as a writer. In this course, you'll learn what it takes to be a professional writer, including how to set goals and deadlines for yourself. Discover how long it really takes to write a book, how to nail your pitch sessions with agents or editors, and most importantly: how to overcome writer’s block.
How to Make a Holiday Feast by Rouxbe Cooking School
Ready to take your holiday cooking to new, delicious heights? This course from Rouxbe Cooking School shares the secrets to preparing a perfect holiday meal. Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, Chanukkah, or Christmas learn how to create the perfect main course (turkey, roast, goose, you name it!) - including how to: baste, check if it’s cooked, and carve the meat. Pair your protein with classic Thanksgiving side dishes like stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, Brussels sprouts, and spinach salad. For a memorable dessert course, learn to make pumpkin pie and cheesecake. These lessons are geared towards beginner chefs, as well as anyone who wants inspiration for a special holiday meal.
How to Play Conga Drums by Kalani Music
The conga drums’ distinctive sound works with every genre from samba to R&B to rock ‘n’ roll. Perfect for beginners, this 13-lesson course will teach you how to warm up your hands, tune your congas, play basic tones - like the open and slap tones - and much more. You’ll also learn six funky Afro-Cuban rhythms such as the calypso and cha cha cha. When you’re done, you’ll have the strokes and techniques you need to jam out to any song.
Indie Filmmaking 101 by Tom Antos
What does filmmaking entail? This comprehensive course by director, cinematographer, and visual effects artist Tom Antos offers hope and detailed guidelines for independent filmmakers on tight budget. You’ll learn videography basics like the rule of thirds and depth of field, what type of lighting to use and when, and how to make a DIY dolly or car mount for filming. You won’t even need elaborate costumes or backgrounds because you’ll learn how to shoot with blue and green screens.
Italian for Beginners by Il Tavolo Italiano
Itching to learn Italian? This course by Il Tavolo Italiano, your Italian language resource, covers important basics for language beginners - a little bit at a time. First, learn the Italian alphabet and proper pronunciation of the language. Then learn about singular versus plural nouns; how to use definite and indefinite articles; and how to use demonstratives. Begin conjugating verbs such as 'stare,' 'avere,' 'fare,' and 'dare' - and learn about noun gender and Italian subject pronouns.
Learn French Fast | Part 1 by Learn French Now!
Start learning a new language today with Learn French Now! In this 8-lesson beginner’s course, you’ll learn how to conjugate five of the most common French verbs and start forming complete sentences. You’ll also learn about the three major accents used in French words: l’accent grave, l’accent aigu, and l’accent circonflexe. With the skills covered in this course, you should be able to make your way around Paris, though we can’t guarantee they won’t sniff out your foreign accent.
Learn French Fast | Part 2 by Learn French Now!
Delve deeper into French with this 8-lesson course from Learn French Now! Explore more uses for the French verbs you’ve already learned and learn a few new ones, such as ‘faire’ (to do) and ‘dormir’ (to sleep). You’ll also learn how to ask “what” questions, such as “what are you doing?” - and formulate answers. Along the way, learn dozens of nouns and phrases that relate to each verb. With these new verbs and conjugations, you’ll be one step closer to conversational mastery.
Learn French Fast | Part 3 by Learn French Now!
Continue your journey towards mastering conversational French. In this 8-lesson course designed for intermediate French speakers, you’ll learn important verbs such as ‘aller’ (to go) and ‘vivre’ (to live) - and test your skills with an imagined conversation at the bakery. You’ll also learn how to ask “where” questions, such as “where do you live?”. For the starry-eyed romantics: discover the best phrases for love in French, such as ‘je ne peux pas vivre sans toi’ (I can’t live without you).
Learn to Code CSS by LearnToProgram
Turn your plain HTML web-page into a stylistic treat using CSS! This 24-lesson course teaches the theory and model behind CSS and CSS3 before diving into specific styling techniques. Learn to use margins, borders, and padding to organize content in a professional and appealing manner. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to style text, images, buttons, menus, and more. Each lesson is accompanied by a screencast and exercises to reinforce your understanding.
Learn to Code Python Games by LearnToProgram
Want to design and program your own game using one of the most common languages in PC game building? In this 9-lesson course, LearntoProgram teaches you how to create a basic, text-based game called “Monster” using the skills you gained from the “Learn to Code Python” course. Work with classes, variables, and custom functions to build a main character and code gameplay. You’ll also learn to code a welcome screen and custom settings for more dynamic gameplay. Get started on your first game today!
Learn to Code Python | Part 1 by LearnToProgram
Want to learn a programming language that emphasizes readability without sacrificing power? Python is the one for you. In this beginner's course, Learn to Program guides you through Python’s lists, conditional statements, loops, and more. If you are already proficient in a similar object-oriented language such as C or Java, learning the essentials of Python will be a piece of cake; if you've never written a single line of code, these crystal-clear lessons will make learning a new language as painless as possible.
Learn to Code Python | Part 2 by LearnToProgram
Have you already tackled the basics of Python? Are you itching to move on to more challenging, interactive programming? In this 22-lesson, intermediate-level course, Alex Bowers from Learn to Program breaks down concepts such as user input, methods, classes, and inheritance. Start incorporating external files and databases with the help of SQL, and even write your own functions. When you’re done, put your coding skills to the test with Learn to Program’s advanced course on developing games with Python.
Managing Windows Server 2012 by Robert McMillen
Considering a move to a new server operating system? In this 9-lesson course for system administrators, Robert McMillen breaks down the features of Windows Server 2012 and how they form a robust OS for all of your needs. Learn about available management tools and where to find them; how to configure TCP/IP, DHCP, and DNS; and work with Active Directory to authenticate users and secure your network. By the end of this course, you should be ready to install, configure, and manage your own Windows Server.
Master Images in Adobe InDesign by Yes I'm a Designer
Major magazines, textbook makers, and ad agencies all use Adobe InDesign as the go-to software for print-ready design layouts. Want to get in with the best for your own projects? Start with visuals. Over the course of 17 lessons, you’ll learn the essential techniques for working with images in InDesign. Though you won’t find robust color and manipulation effects à la Photoshop, InDesign is great for working with frames and surrounding text to assimilate images with their environment.
Master Parallax Scrolling in Adobe Muse CC by Joseph Angelo Todaro
Learn to recreate effects found on popular websites and web campaigns (such as Spotify and Nike Air Jordan 2012) using the parallax scrolling feature in Adobe Muse CC. There’s no need to learn HTML, CSS, or any other programming language - just follow along as Joseph Todaro teaches you the ins-and-outs of this versatile and cutting-edge tool. This course will cover parallax scrolling for text, panels, and images - and how to apply these effects to your own pages.
Master the Pen Tool in Adobe CS by Yes I'm a Designer
Whether you're using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, you’ve probably struggled with the Pen tool before. Clicking around those anchor points to achieve an exact line can be incredibly frustrating. Ditch the trial-and-error for a fun an interactive technique using the Pen Tool. In this 15-lesson course by Yes I’m a Designer, you’ll learn how to hone your skills and make your designs pop with the artistry of a hand-made drawing. Each lesson explains how to apply techniques across Adobe's suite of products.
Master Typography in Adobe CS by Yes I'm a Designer
Does it infuriate you when retailers use a dozen typefaces in their ads? When you're tasked with sending out a memo, do you spend upwards of an hour formatting text and kerning? Do you fly into an insuppressible rage upon seeing Comic Sans or Papyrus? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this 16-lesson course on typography is just for you. Learn how to use dozens of text features in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and start a one-man or -woman crusade against poor typography.
Mastering Cubase 7 by In Your Ear
New to Cubase 7? Learn how to take advantage of the powerful features found in this pro-level recording software for musicians and producers. Over the course of 23 lessons, you’ll learn how to create a new project and apply tools, plug-ins and FX to ensure the best recording experience for you and your performers. Included in this course are topics such as recording, editing, tempo and pitch correction, MIDI, mixing techniques, and much more.
Microsoft Windows 8 for Beginners by Amicron
For those used to traditional Microsoft Operating Systems - XP, Vista or Windows 7 - the switch to Windows 8 OS can seem a bit daunting. Not to worry. Over the course of 11 lessons, Amicron teaches you how to use the Windows 8 start screen and desktop, how to download and use apps, and how to personalize your device. You'll also get an inside scoop on the most useful apps and programs available on Windows 8! This course is geared towards the average laptop, tablet, or PC user.
Night Photography Unlocked by Neil Creek
Take on the challenges of night photography and come up with stunning results! In this 20-lesson course from professional photographer Neil Creek, learn how to use basic settings and equipment to turn out beautiful skylines, portraits, and city scenes. Whether you have a high-end DSLR or just a smartphone, you’ll find a treasure trove of pertinent information on major concepts like ISO, shutter speed, external flashes, LCD lighting, and post processing.
Ninja Training 101 by Ninja Learning Network
Ninja training never seemed easier! This course will train a beginner martial artist with the basics of ninjutsu ninja training. First, you must learn phrases you’ll hear in the dojo, then discover your flow with a warmup exercise. Next, master ninjutsu techniques for pain compliance (submissions), pinning, throwing, posture and stance, full body movement fighting, breakfalling and rolling. Practice and learn more exercises for proper striking technique, awareness and evasion for keeping cool, and even self defense with improvised weapons. Fight like a ninja!
Piano for Beginners by Mark Almond
Does the traditional path to mastering piano bore you? Even Mozart would be turned off by years and years of uninteresting exercises with no sign of the bigger picture. Take a new approach! In this seven-part course by Mark Almond, you’ll learn the music theory behind beautiful melodies and harmonies and have fun doing it. By finding and memorizing the patterns that form chords and melodies, you’ll fly through beginner material and move onto the good stuff in no time. By the end of this course, you should know how to play the 12 major and minor chords and mix them up to form progressions.
Piano Sheet Music 101 by Shawn Cheek
Sight reading sheet music. Does that sound intimidating? Not with this detailed course on how to sight read for beginners by professional musician and piano teacher Shawn Cheek! Shawn lays down the basics of sight reading, such as identifying musical notes and terms, and runs through multiple simple songs on the piano with you, step-by-step. Develop keyboard awareness; don’t just memorize the song, read the notes! You’ll have fun learning how to play in a ¾ time signature in the “C” and “G” positions, eventually sight reading while playing piano without looking at your hands. Improve your piano playing exponentially with each lesson in this course!
Salsa Dancing for Beginners by Ryan Perez
Learn the classic salsa moves needed for a night on the town in these easy-to-follow salsa lessons with Ryan Perez. You’ll learn how to find the beat of the music, count off a basic 8-count step - and then progress to more challenging partner work and turns. Ryan will also cover body posture, styling, and movement so that you feel comfortable showing off your new moves on the dance floor. Each lesson includes diagrams for foot positioning and covers steps for both the lead and follow.
Sew a Custom DIY Skirt by Mimi G Style
Making your own clothes isn’t as difficult as it sounds. Follow along as Mimi G - fashion designer and style blogger - shows you how to put together a cute DIY skirt from start to finish. Perfect for beginners, this comprehensive course covers the basic sewing skills you'll need to complete your project, including how to use your sewing machine, select the right pattern, choose your fabric, and assemble your skirt. Mimi G also shares tried and true tips for adding those professional finishing touches - like a waistband, lining, and zipper. A little intimidated at the thought of picking up a new sewing project? Self-taught Mimi G is a great resource as you get started on your adventure into DIY clothing.
Spanish 101 for Kids by Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids®
Learning Spanish can be fun and easy for all ages when it’s taught by kids! Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids uses storylines and graphics to cover basic words and phrases. In these nine lessons, follow Eli and his brothers as they get together for breakfast and discuss their favorite activities before adventuring to The Little Magic House, or 'La Pequeña Casa Mágica.' They’ll also teach you how to talk about people and things with pronouns, introduce yourself and your friends, and use dozens of other vocabulary words.
Surfing 101 by Canggu Surf School
Surf’s up, dude! This course runs through all an amateur surfer needs to know about beginning surfing, starting with the parts of a surfboard, surf break and tides, surfing position, and how to paddle. Learn how to catch and surf your first whitewater wave, from the takeoff to the fall. Once comfortable with riding and steering, move on up to catching and riding green waves - a more intermediate wave than whitewater. Last, but definitely not least, surf etiquette for those crowded spots.